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Definition 1: speaking of yourself in superlatives - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for boast in the sense of this definition

(boast is a kind of ...) the use of language to perform some act

(... is a kind of boast ) an instance of boastful talk

"his brag is worse than his fight" "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"

(... is a kind of boast ) vain and empty boasting

(... is a kind of boast ) extravagant self-praise

(... is a kind of boast ) the act of putting forth your own opinions in a boastful or inconsiderate manner that implies you feel superior to others

Definition 2: show off - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for boast in the sense of this definition

(boast is a kind of ...) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

"tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

(... is a kind of boast ) speak in a blustering or scornful manner

"A puffing kind of man"

(... is a kind of boast ) dwell on with satisfaction

Definition 3: wear or display in an ostentatious or proud manner - [verb of stative]

Samples where boast or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she was sporting a new hat

Synonyms for boast in the sense of this definition

(boast is a kind of ...) have as a feature

"This restaurant features the most famous chefs in France"

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