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boast

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of boast

  1. an asset that brings praise or renown the school's boast was a winning football team Synonyms glory, credit, crown jewel, honor, jewel, pride, treasure, trophyRelated Words pièce de résistance, showpiece; attraction, feature, highlight; distinction, excellence, merit, value, virtueNear Antonyms disgrace, dishonor; blemish, blot, defect, shame, slur, smirch, smudge, stain, stigma; eyesore, fright, horror, mess


boast

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of boast

  1. 1 to praise or express pride in one's own possessions, qualities, or accomplishments often to excess he boasted about his latest killing in real estate so I thought he should be the one to pay for dinner Synonyms blow, brag, bull [slang], crow, gasconade, swagger, vapor, vaunt Related Words bluster, harangue, puff; pride; gush; exult, glory, rejoice; brandish, display, exhibit, expose, flaunt, glorify, parade, show off; magnify, maximize Phrases blow smoke Near 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 have within the hotel boasts nearly 50 rooms Synonyms bear, contain, holdRelated Words accommodate, fit, take; case, encase, enclose (also inclose), encompass; harbor, house, lodge, shelter



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