braggadocio

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n braggadocio vain and empty boasting
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Braggadocio A braggart; a boaster; a swaggerer.
    • Braggadocio Empty boasting; mere brag; pretension.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n braggadocio A boasting fellow; a braggart.
    • n braggadocio Empty boasting; brag: as, “tiresome braggadocio,”
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n., adj Braggadocio brag-a-dō′shi-o a braggart or boaster: empty boasting.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
From Braggadocchio, a boastful character in Spenser's “Faërie Queene.”
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
From Braggadochio, a boastful character in Spenser's Faerie Queene.

Usage

In literature:

One of the roisterers, who had been loud in his threats of what he meant to do to the Indians, lost his braggadocio instantly.
"The Fighting Edge" by William MacLeod Raine
Braggadocio here plays a great part, and also the desire to act like grown-ups.
"The Sexual Life of the Child" by Albert Moll
The bumptious braggadocio that European military nations have developed has no counterpart in Japan.
"The Empire of the East" by H. B. Montgomery
In his vaunting, braggadocio manner he had assumed a sort of proprietary interest in her and her affairs.
"The Golden Woman" by Ridgwell Cullum
The thing was absurd on the face of it, and, besides, silly braggadocio, if not actually malicious.
"The Harbor of Doubt" by Frank Williams
Self-respect is not related to braggadocio.
"Sex=The Unknown Quantity" by Ali Nomad
He had obviously been present, and heard Purser and Clinton take death by the beard with similar braggadocios.
"The Works of Robert Louis Stevenson - Swanston Edition Vol. 23 (of 25)" by Robert Louis Stevenson
There was the man who believed himself to be Napoleon reincarnated, and amused everybody with his military toggery and braggadocio.
"Dainty's Cruel Rivals" by Mrs. Alex McVeigh Miller
Here I must also not forget the braggadocio Salvatierra, whose cowardice his own men declared was beyond all belief.
"The Memoirs of the Conquistador Bernal Diaz del Castillo, Vol 1 (of 2)" by Bernal Diaz del Castillo
That is the lie of braggadocio, a shouting, rich thing, the mischievous, arch thing beloved of Muenchausen.
"A Novelist on Novels" by W. L. George
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In poetry:

Friend Jonathan is just as fierce and spiteful—
The braggadocio would be quite delightful—
But loss of blood, and jaundiced bile, poor fellow,
Have made him giddy, and all objects yellow.
"November Findings--1862" by Janet Hamilton
Quoth SIDROPHEL, I do not doubt
To find friends that will bear me out,
Nor have I hazarded my art,
And neck, so long on the state's part,
To be expos'd i' th' end to suffer
By such a braggadocio huffer.
"Hudibras: Part 2 - Canto III" by Samuel Butler

In news:

Braggadocio is not leadership.
Kanye West Brings Braggadocio to Rihanna's 'Diamonds' on New Remix.
Two fighters separately offer refreshing breaks from braggadocio.
Petraeus affair has operatic drama but lacks braggadocio of the stories men usually tell.
My social media threads were filled with braggadocios claims about mothers on Sunday.
Hang around the Downs long enough and you'll hear them all — the excuses, the braggadocio and other verbal atrocities that are just flat-out infuriating to anyone within earshot.
One of my favorite things about hip-hop culture is "braggadocio" or boast rapping.
The eventual result was Lil Iffy, a "spell-rich" MC who blends aggressive rap braggadocio with the oddly compatible lexicon of J.K. Lil Iffy and Dude Source Take Wizard Rapping to New Heights.
British bank Barclays is set to fight a potentially record $470 million penalty from US energy regulators by arguing its traders were guilty of braggadocio, not of rigging California electricity prices.
And Wednesday night's at the DNC didn't disappoint, with its odd collection of state facts, jabs and braggadocio.
No one embodied the braggadocio of the Texas jazz sound like the Denison native.
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