Definition of boastfulness:
Synonyms for boastfulness:
ostentation (part of speech: noun)
- pomp and circumstance,
- vanity (part of speech: noun)
I do not record this achievement in a spirit of boastfulness or vanity of the flesh, but merely to show that from a very early stage of my mundane existence I was by nature studious and ever mindful of the admonitions of my elders.- "Fibble, D. D.", Irvin Shrewsbury Cobb.
- "No Thoroughfare", Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins.
This night of which thou tellest on his shield, Albeit it blaze with all the stars of heaven, May to the bearer's self prove ominous; For if death's night should fall upon his eyes His boastfulness will turn to prophecy, And his device will have foreshown his doom.- "Specimens of Greek Tragedy Aeschylus and Sophocles", Goldwin Smith.