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Definition of Boast

Boast

  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.
  2. To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.
  3. To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self-commendation; to extol.
  4. To display vaingloriously.
  5. To possess or have; as, to boast a name.
  6. To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
  7. To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.
  8. Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.
  9. The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, -- sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.

Boast Quotations

If I seem to boast more than is becoming, my excuse is that I brag for humanity rather than for myself.
Henry David Thoreau

People who boast about their I.Q. are losers.
Stephen Hawking

Nothing is more deceitful than the appearance of humility. It is often only carelessness of opinion, and sometimes an indirect boast.
Jane Austen

Profit in business comes from repeat customers, customers that boast about your project or service, and that bring friends with them.
W. Edwards Deming

It has become almost a cliche to remark that nobody boasts of ignorance of literature, but it is socially acceptable to boast ignorance of science and proudly claim incompetence in mathematics.
Richard Dawkins
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Boast Translations

boast in Afrikaans is spog
boast in Danish is prale
boast in Dutch is bluffen, pochen, snoeven, opscheppen
boast in French is vantent, vantez, vantons, fanfaronner, vanter
boast in German is prahlen, prahlen
boast in Latin is glorior, glorior
boast in Norwegian is skryte
boast in Spanish is fanfarronear, jactarse

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