› praising yourself and what you have done
adverb us uk /-i/
noun [ U ] us uk /-nəs/
Examples from literature
- As he drank he grew boastful.
- He referred in this irreverent and boastful speech to his grandmother, the regent.
- Luck, misleading and alluring, favored Jack for a while, transforming him until he was radiant, boastful, exultant.
- The note referred in boastful language to the victorious German armies.
- When they come back they was boastful.