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Daemon
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braggart

(noun) One given to loud, empty boasting; a bragger.

Synonyms: blowhard, boaster, bragger, line-shooter, vaunter

Usage: He was generally considered a braggart, and others found it hard to be excited about his self-proclaimed successes.
Mehrdad77
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braggart (n.)
"a boaster," 1570s, formerly also braggard, from French bragard (16c.), with pejorative ending (-ard) + braguer "to flaunt, brag," perhaps originally "to show off clothes, especially breeches," from brague "breeches" (see bracket (n.)). There may be an element of codpiece-flaunting in all this.

Also as an adjective, "vain, boastful" (1610s). The word in English has been at least influenced by brag (v.), even if, as some claim, it is unrelated to it. Bragger "arrogant or boastful person," agent noun from brag (v.), is attested in English from late 14c. and has become practically a variant of this word.

Mehrdad77
Posted: Sunday, July 25, 2021 1:00:20 AM

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If you know someone who is a real show off and is always bragging about how great they are, then you might call this boaster a braggart.

Mehrdad77
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Braggart is a pejorative word, which means it is used as an insult, so you shouldn’t call your boss or your teacher a braggart — unless you’re looking for trouble. Braggart is similar to other pejoratives like blowhard or bigmouth. Braggarts are characterized by talking loudly (usually in praise of themselves, their possessions, or their accomplishments) and are quick to assert their superiority over others.

branhawkins
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What word wouldn't be pejorative with similar meaning?
Adyl Mouhei
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“Who knows himself a braggart, let him fear this, for it will come to pass that every braggart shall be found an ass.”


William Shakespeare
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Struthio Camelus
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I think there's no complimentary or even any polite way to call a person a braggart. I would be delighted to learn of an inoffensive synonym for the word.
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