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Synonyms and Antonyms of swagger

  1. 1 to praise or express pride in one's own possessions, qualities, or accomplishments often to excess <I, too, would swagger if I'd won first place in the bowling tournament> Synonyms blow, brag, bull [slang], crow, gasconade, boast, vapor, vauntRelated Words bluster, harangue, puff; pride; gush; exult, glory, rejoice; brandish, display, exhibit, expose, flaunt, glorify, parade, show off; magnify, maximizeNear Antonyms belittle, deprecate, diminish, discount, laugh off, minimize, play down, pooh-pooh (also pooh), shrug off, underrate, undervalue; bemoan, lament, mourn, regret

  2. 2 to walk with exaggerated arm and leg movements <hoping to impress the women at the bar, the young man confidently swaggered across the room> Synonyms prance, sashay, stalk, strutRelated Words flounce, mince, traipse; pussyfoot, tiptoe; sweep; parade, promenade; pad, step, tread; pace, stride; lumber, lurch, pound, shamble, shuffle, stagger

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