boast (part of speech: noun)
ornate speech or writing (part of speech: noun)
ostentation (part of speech: noun)
fuss, pomp and circumstance, flamboyance, flagrancy, parade, blatancy, histrionics, flashiness, grandiosity, ornateness, splashiness, pomposity, showiness, formality, grandiloquence, garishness, showmanship, flourish, splendor, shamelessness, pomp, vanity, exhibitionism, dramatics, dash, rakishness, pageantry, bravura, swaggar, gaudiness, affectedness, sensationalism, jauntiness, ostentation, opulence, snazziness, boastfulness
boasting (part of speech: verb)
daring, gasconade, bluff, rant, self-glorification, heroics, crowing, fanfaronade, swaggering, bold front, defiance, pretended courage, swagger, bullying, puffing, vaunting, bragging, blowing, derring-do
- Once when a noted bully came to Viking, and, out of sheer bravado and meanness, insulted Roscoe in the streets, two or three river- drivers came forward to avenge the insult. - "Mrs. Falchion, Complete", Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 12, 2009.
- All his bravado left him. - "The Fatal Glove", Clara Augusta Jones Trask.
- I guessed that Lucas, for all his bravado, took little pride in his tale, nor felt happy about its reception. - "Helmet of Navarre", Bertha Runkle.