Tending to boast or brag.

He wrote a boastful autobiography, recording all his great deeds.

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  • boastful — [bōst′fəl] adj. inclined to brag; boasting boastfully adv. boastfulness n …   English World dictionary

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  • boastful — boast|ful [ boustfəl ] adjective too eager to tell other people what you have done or could do, or about something you own, especially in order to make them admire you: I don t want to sound boastful but I always finish everything on time. ╾… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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