boastful

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From Middle English bostful, equivalent to boast +‎ -ful.

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boastful (comparative more boastful, superlative most boastful)

  1. Tending to boast or brag.
    • 1839, Charles Darwin, The Voyage of the Beagle
      It makes one's blood boil, yet heart tremble, to think that we Englishmen and our American descendants, with their boastful cry of liberty, have been and are so guilty
    He wrote a boastful autobiography, recording all his great deeds.

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