an instance of boastful talk

his brag is worse than his fight


whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade

Syn: ↑brag, ↑bragging, ↑crow, ↑vaporing, ↑line-shooting, ↑gasconade
Derivationally related forms: ↑gasconade (for: ↑gasconade), ↑crow, ↑crow (for: ↑crow), ↑braggy (for: ↑brag), ↑brag (for: ↑brag)
Hypernyms: ↑boast, ↑boasting, ↑self-praise, ↑jactitation
exhibiting self-importance

big talk

Similar to: ↑proud
Derivationally related forms: ↑brag (for: ↑braggy), ↑boastfulness (for: ↑boastful)

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