given to or characterized by boasting.

Origin of boastful

First recorded in 1275–1325, boastful is from the Middle English word bostful. See boast1, -ful
Related formsboast·ful·ly, adverbboast·ful·ness, nouno·ver·boast·ful, adjectiveo·ver·boast·ful·ly, adverbo·ver·boast·ful·ness, nounun·boast·ful, adjectiveun·boast·ful·ly, adverbun·boast·ful·ness, noun

Synonyms for boastful Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for boastfully



tending to boast; characterized by boasting
Derived Formsboastfully, adverbboastfulness, noun
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Word Origin and History for boastfully



early 14c., from boast (n.) + -ful. Related: Boastfully; boastfulness.

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