Definition of boast :
1. Act of boasting; vaunting or bragging.
2. The cause of boasting; occasion of pride or exultation, - sometimes of laudable pride or exultation.
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 dress, as a stone, with a broad chisel.
6. To possess or have; as, to boast a name.
7. To shape roughly as a preparation for the finer work to follow; to cut to the general form required.
8. To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.
9. 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)
self-praise, vaunt, bombast, pretension, saunter, brag, flaunt, aggrandize, pontificate, bluff, prance, self-approbation, cock-a-doodle-doo, vanity, braggadocio, gloat, crow, parade, peacock, preen, Lord, blow, strut, bravado, bluster, swagger
pride (part of speech: verb)
- It isn't easy; and though I think on the whole we've done pretty well, I am not going to boast that Washington is as yet the seat of a political Paradise." - "The Duke's Children", Anthony Trollope.
- I am afraid I cannot boast of much previous experience! - "East of the Shadows", Mrs. Hubert Barclay.
- Our play to- night could not boast of these alleviations. - "Records of a Girlhood", Frances Ann Kemble.