Synonyms for swaggering
- look big
- parade one's wares
- play to the crowd
- put on
- put on airs
Antonyms for swaggering
EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR SWAGGERING
There is no necessity for this swaggering self-consciousness of freedom.
"A man's a man when he's got a weapon like that," he would say with a swaggering air.
They told the old tales of the bivouac; they sang its naughty or swaggering songs.
On the contrary, I look upon you as a swaggering bully and a hoary villain.
“Swaggering old beggar,” he must have overheard a young sub.
"Give me time and I dare say I shall beat him out," was the swaggering response.
When the wine was brought, he raised his cup with a swaggering laugh.
"What the deuce," he said, swaggering mentally to hide his own shame from himself.
His step was swaggering and he looked immensely satisfied with himself.
They at once stepped on board with an independent, swaggering air.
1590, first recorded in Shakespeare ("Midsummer Night's Dream"), probably a frequentative form of swag (v.). Related: Swaggered; swaggering. The noun is attested from 1725.
MORE RELATED WORDS FOR SWAGGERING
- high and mighty
- on an ego trip
- puffed up
- stuck up
- wise guy
- full of hot air
- hot stuff
- on ego trip
- too big for one's britches