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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 of boast glory, credit, crown jewel, honor, jewel, pride, treasure, trophyWords Related to boast pièce de résistance, showpiece; attraction, feature, highlight; distinction, excellence, merit, value, virtueNear Antonyms of boast 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 of boast blow, brag, bull [slang], crow, gasconade, swagger, vapor, vaunt Words Related to boast bluster, harangue, puff; pride; gush; exult, glory, rejoice; brandish, display, exhibit, expose, flaunt, glorify, parade, show off; magnify, maximize Phrases blow smoke Near Antonyms of boast 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 of boast bear, contain, holdWords Related to boast accommodate, fit, take; case, encase, enclose (also inclose), encompass; harbor, house, lodge, shelter

Synonym Discussion of boast

boast, brag, vaunt, crow mean to express pride in oneself or one's accomplishments. boast often suggests ostentation and exaggeration
    • boasts of every trivial success
, but it may imply a claiming with proper and justifiable pride.
    • the town boasts one of the best museums in the area
brag suggests crudity and artlessness in glorifying oneself.
    • bragging of their exploits
vaunt usually connotes more pomp and bombast than boast and less crudity or naïveté than brag.
    • vaunted his country's military might
crow usually implies exultant boasting or bragging.
    • crowed after winning the championship


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