Meaning of “boastful” in the English Dictionary

"boastful" in British English

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boastfuladjective

uk /ˈbəʊst.fəl/ us /ˈboʊst-/ disapproving
boastfully
adverb us uk /-i/
boastfulness
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. 

(Definition of “boastful” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"boastful" in American English

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boastfuladjective

us /ˈboʊst·fəl/

boastful adjective (SPEAK PROUDLY)

having a tendency to praise yourself and what you have done

(Definition of “boastful” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)