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 Dictionary entry overview: What does bragging mean? 

  The noun BRAGGING has 1 sense:

1. an instance of boastful talk

  Familiarity information: BRAGGING used as a noun is very rare.

BRAGGING (adjective)
  The adjective BRAGGING has 1 sense:

1. exhibiting self-importance

  Familiarity information: BRAGGING used as an adjective is very rare.

 Dictionary entry details 


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An instance of boastful talk

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents


brag; vaporing; line-shooting; gasconade; crowing; bragging; crow

Context examples:

his brag is worse than his fight / whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade

Hypernyms ("bragging" is a kind of...):

boast; boasting; jactitation; self-praise (speaking of yourself in superlatives)

BRAGGING (adjective)

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Exhibiting self-importance


crowing; cock-a-hoop; braggy; bragging; braggart; boastful; self-aggrandising; self-aggrandizing; big

Context example:

big talk


proud (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride)

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