thrasonical

adjective
thra·​son·​i·​cal | \thrā-ˈsä-ni-kəl, thrə-\

Definition of thrasonical 

: of, relating to, resembling, or characteristic of Thraso : bragging, boastful

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thrasonically \thrā-​ˈsä-​ni-​k(ə-​)lē \ adverb

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Thraso was a blustering old soldier in the comedy Eunuchus, a play written by the great Roman dramatist Terence more than 2,000 years ago. Terence is generally remembered for his realistic characterizations, and in Thraso he created a swaggerer whose vainglorious boastfulness was not soon to be forgotten. Thraso's reputation as a braggart lives on in "thrasonical," a word that boasts a history as an English adjective for more than 440 years.

First Known Use of thrasonical

1564, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for thrasonical

Latin Thrason-, Thraso Thraso, braggart soldier in the comedy Eunuchus by Terence

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