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swaggering


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Swagger  \Swag"ger\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Swaggered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Swaggering}.]  [Freq.  of  swag.] 
  1.  To  walk  with  a  swaying  motion;  hence  to  walk  and  act  in  a 
  pompous,  consequential  manner. 
 
  A  man  who  swaggers  about  London  clubs. 
  --Beaconsfield. 
 
  2.  To  boast  or  brag  noisily;  to  be  ostentatiously  proud  or 
  vainglorious;  to  bluster;  to  bully. 
 
  What  a  pleasant  it  is  .  .  .  to  swagger  at  the  bar! 
  --Arbuthnot. 
 
  To  be  great  is  not  .  .  .  to  swagger  at  our  footmen. 
  --Colier. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  swaggering 
  adj  1:  having  or  showing  arrogant  superiority  to  and  disdain  of 
  those  one  views  as  unworthy;  "some  economists  are 
  disdainful  of  their  colleagues  in  other  social 
  disciplines";  "haughty  aristocrats";  "his  lordly 
  manners  were  offensive";  "walked  with  a  prideful 
  swagger";  "very  sniffy  about  breaches  of  etiquette"; 
  "his  mother  eyed  my  clothes  with  a  supercilious  air"; 
  "shaggy  supercilious  camels";  "a  more  swaggering  mood 
  than  usual"-  W.L.Shirer  [syn:  {disdainful},  {haughty}, 
  {lordly},  {prideful},  {sniffy},  {supercilious}] 
  2:  flamboyantly  adventurous  [syn:  {swashbuckling}] 




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