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Examples of gasconade in a Sentence
if you believe the gasconade of his memoirs, he pretty much won World War II on his own
Recent Examples of gasconade from the Web
His early career was marked by the sort of gasconade many fans of the NFL had come to adore and many MLB executives and players had come to loathe.
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The citizens of Gascony in southwestern France have proverbially been regarded as prone to bragging. Their reputation has been immortalized in such swashbuckling literary works as Alexandre Dumas' The Three Musketeers and Edmond Rostand's Cyrano de Bergerac. Linguistically, the legend survives in the word gascon, meaning "braggart," as well as in "gasconade" itself.
Origin and Etymology of gasconade
First Known Use: 1709See Words from the same year
Synonymsbluster, brag, braggadocio, bull [slang], cockalorum, fanfaronade, gas, bombast, grandiloquence, hot air, magniloquence, rant, rodomontade (also rhodomontade)
Related Wordsoratory, rhapsody, rhetoric; pomposity, turgidity, wind; bloviation, verbosity, windiness; babble, blab, chatter, drivel, gabble, gibber, gibberish, jabber, prattle; jawing, patter, prating, yammering; egotism, self-conceit, self-importance, swagger, vaunt
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