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Without attribution, that does sound just a tad boastful, but it may well be true.

Everyone was loudmouthed and boastful — it’s Boston, after all — but also visibly nervous about whether Babe Ruth’s ghost would show up and wreck what seemed like a beautiful team.

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Despite boastful claims of archival excavation, the author does not deeply engage the primary source material available in American repositories.

The boastful Soviets had sent their Luna rockets on a world tour.

Most embarrassing, they made boastful claims about their closeness with and influence over all sorts of politicians and government officials.

On video, Raymond Santana was smug, boastful, and nonchalant by turns, vividly reenacting who did what during the rape.

He then regales them, boastful without even the sheen of a humblebrag, with tales of his glittering political career.

Water got trucked in, and CNN arrived on the scene, creating a national embarrassment for normally boastful Texas officials.

The self-promotion, Seelie thinks, is somewhat boastful, and he wonders, is it worth it?

But he couldn't resist adding that it was "difficult to sing," and that "its sentiments are boastful and bloodthirsty."

They heard the boastful war songs of their foes echoing weirdly across the plain.

A moment afterward the Kiowa finished his boastful tale, and received a noisy ovation from his people.

They glared fiercely into the east, and murmured boastful threats against the hated foes in the distant camp.

They lingered a moment or so, shouting boastful threats against the Pawnees.

There would come between me and my page Archie Merridew's pink and boastful face as I had seen him issue from the library door.


On this page you'll find 62 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to boastful, such as: arrogant, bombastic, cocky, exultant, pompous, and pretentious.

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