Definition of boast:
- Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.
- The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, - sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.
- To display in ostentatious language; to speak of with pride, vanity, or exultation, with a view to self- commendation; to extol.
- To display vaingloriously.
- To dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
- To possess or have; as, to boast a name.
- To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.
- To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.
- 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.
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- boast (part of speech: verb)
- pride (part of speech: verb)
- "The Duke's Children", Anthony Trollope.
- "East of the Shadows", Mrs. Hubert Barclay.
- "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.