Synonyms for bragging
- blow one's own horn
- pat oneself on the back
Antonyms for bragging
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR BRAGGING
Fear, confusion, astonishment took the place of their bragging.
There was no speech-making or wringing of hands, no bragging, no compliments.
It's a perfect scream to hear her bragging about 'my son's farm.'
That bragging, simple, whisky-numbed cowboy could not have hurt a cat.
To eschew strife and bragging, spite and greed, would that be love?
Avoid backbiting and flattering; refrain from malice, and bragging.
There is in "Titus" none of Kyd's "huffing, bragging, puft" language.
Freddie did not believe it for a moment; obviously the Churchwarden was bragging.
They fall to bragging about what they are going to get for Christmas.
But what made it imperative for Skinner to ask for a raise was, he had been bragging.
mid-14c., braggen "to make a loud sound," also "to talk boastfully," of obscure origin, perhaps related to bray of a trumpet, or related to the Middle English adjective brag "ostentatious, proud; spirited, brave" (early 14c.), which probably is from Celtic. Other sources suggest Old Norse bragr "the best, the toast (of anything)," also "poetry." Also cf. braggart for another possibility. Related: Bragged; bragging.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR BRAGGING
- high and mighty
- on an ego trip
- puffed up
- stuck up
- wise guy