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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

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

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

To boast of a performance which I cannot beat is merely stupid vanity. And if I can beat it that means there is nothing special about it. What has passed is already finished with. What I find more interesting is what is still to come.
Emil Zatopek

Buonaparte has often made his boast that our fleet would be worn out by keeping the sea and that his was kept in order and increasing by staying in port; but know he finds, I fancy, if Emperors hear the truth, that his fleet suffers more in a night than ours in one year.
Horatio Nelson

We regard wealth as something to be properly used, rather than as something to boast about. As for poverty, no one need be ashamed to admit it: the real shame is in not taking practical measures to escape from it.
Pericles
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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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