Examples of braggadocio in a Sentence
a loudmouthed braggart who hid his cowardice with braggadocio
his braggadocio hid the fact that he felt personally inadequate
Recent Examples of braggadocio from the Web
Despite his braggadocio, Trump has a pittance of legislative accomplishments to tout.
Turns out Mr. Williams had just as much cause for his braggadocio as Mr. Ball.
Overview: Some returning nameplates strut into a new model year with the braggadocio of a heavyweight prizefighter returning to defend a title.
From his menstruation musings about Megyn Kelly, to his fat-shaming treatment of a former Miss Universe, to his braggadocio claims about grabbing women’s genitalia, the 45th president is setting the poorest of standards for our children.
Pazara’s foreign-fighter contingent was known for its braggadocio on social media; Pazara was no exception.
The melodic, braggadocios song encapsulates the rapper’s style perfectly.
Driven by megalomania, braggadocio, drama and the urge to exercise power.
While expressive, rap is also aslant—a genre full of voices that move in and out of persona, to and away from known conventions; where braggadocio gets deployed as an outlet for verbal play, humor, distinctions of temperament, and the like.
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Origin and Etymology of braggadocio
Braggadochio, personification of boasting in Faerie Queene by Edmund Spenser
First Known Use: 1594See Words from the same year
BRAGGADOCIO Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of braggadocio for English Language Learners
: the annoying or exaggerated talk of someone who is trying to sound very proud or brave
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