[syn: swaggering, swashbuckling]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Swagger \Swag"ger\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Swaggered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Swaggering.] [Freq. of swag.]
1. To walk with a swaying motion; hence, to walk and act in a
pompous, consequential manner.
A man who swaggers about London clubs.
2. To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or
vainglorious; to bluster; to bully.
What a pleasant it is . . . to swagger at the bar!
To be great is not . . . to swagger at our footmen.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of
those one views as unworthy; "some economists are
disdainful of their colleagues in other social
disciplines"; "haughty aristocrats"; "his lordly manners
were offensive"; "walked with a prideful swagger"; "very
sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; "his mother eyed my
clothes with a supercilious air"; "a more swaggering mood
than usual"- W.L.Shirer [syn: disdainful, haughty,
imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful,
sniffy, supercilious, swaggering]
2: flamboyantly adventurous [syn: swaggering, swashbuckling]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
33 Moby Thesaurus words for "swaggering":
aweless, barefaced, blustering, blusterous, blustery, boisterous,
bold, bold as brass, boldfaced, brassy, brazen, brazenfaced,
bullying, hectoring, lost to shame, noisy, peacockish, peacocky,
raging, ranting, raving, roistering, roisterous, rollicking,
shameless, storming, strutting, swashbucklering, swashbuckling,
swashing, tumultuous, unabashed, unblushing