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thrasonical

[threy-son-i-kuh l]
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adjective
  1. boastful; vainglorious.

Origin of thrasonical

1555–65; < Latin Thrasōn- (stem of Thrasō, braggart in Terence's Eunuchus) + -ical
Related formsthra·son·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for thrasonical

Historical Examples

  • Unlike the ordinary soldier of fortune, he was not in the least thrasonical.

    The Dictator

    Justin McCarthy

  • What Junker-led men could do they have since done to make that thrasonical brag good.

  • How wonderfully popular these thrasonical wild-beast tamers and prancing proconsul sort of fellows are—with the gallery!

  • Not since the superb Mondor amazed the world has so thrasonical a bully been seen upon the stage.

    Scaramouche

    Rafael Sabatini


British Dictionary definitions for thrasonical

thrasonical

adjective
  1. rare bragging; boastful
Derived Formsthrasonically, adverb

Word Origin

C16: from Latin Thrasō name of boastful soldier in Eunuchus, a play by Terence, from Greek Thrasōn, from thrasus forceful
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