flamboyance, hubris, bull, one-upmanship, braggart, fanfaronade, rhodomontade, swaggerer, gas, blower, flash, rodomontade, boaster, brag, vaunter, self-promotion, blowhard, hot air, vaunt, gasconade, bluster, cockalorum, blow, cracker, gasconader, gascon, swagger, bragger, praise, rant, magniloquence, grandstanding, grandiloquence, ostentation
boast (part of speech: noun)
vanity (part of speech: noun)
- This fellow Harkness had come with the first snow into Nome, bearing news of a strike on the Kobuk, and despite his braggadocio he had made rather a good impression. - "Laughing Bill Hyde and Other Stories", Rex Beach.
- The threats had impressed him as only mere braggadocio,- he knew the characteristic exaggeration of the race,- but perhaps he ought to privately tell Peyton of the incident at once. - "Susy, A Story of the Plains", Bret Harte.
- When Jud bitterly alluded to him and assured her, with more or less boyish braggadocio, that he would whip him if he ever so much as spoke to her or him again, she felt a dread that seemed almost a presentiment of evil. - "The Sherrods", George Barr McCutcheon.