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1 to feel or express joy or triumph
  • being the home of the new Super Bowl champs was the first thing that city residents had to crow about in a very long time

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2 to praise or express pride in one's own possessions, qualities, or accomplishments often to excess
  • the in-your-face crowing by some of the winning athletes at the Olympics was embarrassing

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Synonyms & Antonyms of crow (Entry 2 of 2)

as in whoop

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How is the word crow distinct from other similar verbs?

Some common synonyms of crow are boast, brag, and vaunt. While all these words mean "to express pride in oneself or one's accomplishments," crow usually implies exultant boasting or bragging.

crowed after winning the championship

When is boast a more appropriate choice than crow?

While the synonyms boast and crow are close in meaning, 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 is it sensible to use brag instead of crow?

The meanings of brag and crow largely overlap; however, brag suggests crudity and artlessness in glorifying oneself.

bragging of their exploits

How does the word vaunt relate to other synonyms for crow?

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 crow was before the 12th century

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“Crow.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Aug. 2022.

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