Synonyms for strutting
- play to audience
- put on airs
- show off
Antonyms for strutting
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR STRUTTING
One of the duties of these strutting heroes was to maintain silence.
Manager Strutt, and Manager Butt, were strutting and butting each other.
See, the inspector is strutting just below us in the smithy.
My vanity did not express itself in strutting or wagging the head.
He has a kind of strutting dignity, and is tall by walking on tiptoe.
"Well, it's a corker till you get used to it," said the Robin, strutting about.
You amused the neighbors because you thought you were strutting, while you really weren't.
He swelled a little with the strutting spirit of the mating male.
Strutting stagily, he chants, "You're quite the fellow doncher know."
Of course the Kaiser was there, strutting about and trying to patronize everybody.
"walk in a vain, important manner," Old English strutian "to stand out stiffly," from Proto-Germanic *strut- (cf. Danish strutte, German strotzen "to be puffed up, be swelled," German Strauß "fight"), from PIE root *ster- "strong, firm, stiff, rigid" (see sterile). Originally of the air or the attitude; modern sense, focused on the walk, first recorded 1510s. Cognate with Old English ðrutung "anger, arrogance" (see throat). To strut (one's) stuff is black slang, first recorded 1926, from strut as the name of a dance popular from c.1900.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR STRUTTING
- full of hot air
- hot stuff
- on ego trip
- too big for one's britches