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(Entry 1 of 3)

of the very best kind
  • he did a really brag job on restoring that classic car

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brag

noun

Synonyms of brag (Entry 2 of 3)

2 someone who boasts
  • he's an irritating brag whose sense of selfhood is defined by what he owns

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brag

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of brag (Entry 3 of 3)

to praise or express pride in one's own possessions, qualities, or accomplishments often to excess
  • she bragged that she was richer than anyone else in the state

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How is the word brag distinct from other similar verbs?

Some common synonyms of brag are boast, crow, and vaunt. While all these words mean "to express pride in oneself or one's accomplishments," brag suggests crudity and artlessness in glorifying oneself.

bragging of their exploits

When is boast a more appropriate choice than brag?

Although the words boast and brag have much in common, boast often suggests ostentation and exaggeration, but it may imply a claiming with proper and justifiable pride.

boasts of every trivial success

the town boasts one of the best museums in the area

When would crow be a good substitute for brag?

In some situations, the words crow and brag are roughly equivalent. However, crow usually implies exultant boasting or bragging.

crowed after winning the championship

How is vaunt related to other words for brag?

Vaunt usually connotes more pomp and bombast than boast and less crudity or naïveté than brag.

vaunted his country's military might

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The first known use of brag was in the 14th century

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“Brag.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/brag. Accessed 11 Aug. 2020.

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