Boast v. i. [imp. & p. p. Boasted; p. pr. & vb. n. Boasting.]
1. To vaunt one's self; to brag; to say or tell things which are intended to give others a high opinion of one's self or of things belonging to one's self; as, to boast of one's exploits courage, descent, wealth.
By grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves: . . not of works, lest any man should boast. --Eph. ii. 8, 9.
2. To speak in exulting language of another; to glory; to exult.
In God we boast all the day long. --Ps. xliv. 8
Syn: -- To brag; bluster; vapor; crow; talk big.
Boast·ing, n. The act of glorying or vaunting; vainglorious speaking; ostentatious display.
When boasting ends, then dignity begins. --Young.
n : speaking of yourself in superlatives [syn: boast, self-praise,