Origin of boastful
Examples from the Web for boastful
On video, Raymond Santana was smug, boastful, and nonchalant by turns, vividly reenacting who did what during the rape.
He then regales them, boastful without even the sheen of a humblebrag, with tales of his glittering political career.Redford Takes on Rahm in the Furious Blur of ‘Chicagoland’|Tim Teeman|March 6, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But he couldn't resist adding that it was "difficult to sing," and that "its sentiments are boastful and bloodthirsty."Star-Spangled Confederates: How Southern Sympathizers Decided Our National Anthem|Jefferson Morley|July 4, 2013|DAILY BEAST
Now in GOP circles there is boastful talk of Romney “expanding the map” into New Jersey and Michigan and Oregon.
Olson, not only a cruel but also a boastful man, narrated to Peter the story of his horrific crimes.
They were hard drinkers and fighters; loud, boastful talkers, good-natured if not opposed; good “mixers.”The New Stone Age in Northern Europe|John M. Tyler
The priest, a stout man and also very tall, dreaded him on account of his boastful talk which attracted followers.Original Short Stories, Volume 4 (of 13)|Guy de Maupassant
The golden Iris will weep for her boastful standards, and together with her inhabitants will groan for the conquered towns.
It reminded Jimmy of the boastful speech he had made that morning.Aunt 'Liza's Hero and Other Stories|Annie Fellows Johnston
A moment afterward the Kiowa finished his boastful tale, and received a noisy ovation from his people.Three Sioux Scouts|Elmer Russell Gregor