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boasting


  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boast  \Boast\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Boasted};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Boasting}.]  [OE.  bosten,  boosten,  v.,  bost,  boost,  n., 
  noise,  boasting;  cf  G.  bausen,  bauschen  to  swell,  pusten 
  Dan.  puste,  Sw  pusta,  to  blow,  Sw  p["o]sa  to  swell;  or  W. 
  bostio  to  boast,  bost  boast,  Gael.  bosd.  But  these  last  may 
  be  from  English.] 
  1.  To  vaunt  one's  self  to  brag;  to  say  or  tell  things  which 
  are  intended  to  give  others  a  high  opinion  of  one's  self 
  or  of  things  belonging  to  one's  self  as  to  boast  of 
  one's  exploits  courage,  descent,  wealth. 
 
  By  grace  are  ye  saved  through  faith;  and  that  not  of 
  yourselves:  .  .  not  of  works  lest  any  man  should 
  boast.  --Eph.  ii  8, 
  9. 
 
  2.  To  speak  in  exulting  language  of  another;  to  glory;  to 
  exult. 
 
  In  God  we  boast  all  the  day  long.  --Ps.  xliv.  8 
 
  Syn:  To  brag;  bluster;  vapor;  crow;  talk  big 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Boasting  \Boast"ing\,  n. 
  The  act  of  glorying  or  vaunting;  vainglorious  speaking; 
  ostentatious  display. 
 
  When  boasting  ends  then  dignity  begins.  --Young. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  boasting 
  n  :  speaking  of  yourself  in  superlatives  [syn:  {boast},  {self-praise}, 
  {jactitation}] 




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