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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy;
- Example: "some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"
- Example: "haughty aristocrats"
- Example: "his lordly manners were offensive"
- Example: "walked with a prideful swagger"
- Example: "very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"
- Example: "his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"
- Example: "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]


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. [1913 Webster] A man who swaggers about London clubs. --Beaconsfield. [1913 Webster] 2. To boast or brag noisily; to be ostentatiously proud or vainglorious; to bluster; to bully. [1913 Webster] What a pleasant it is . . . to swagger at the bar! --Arbuthnot. [1913 Webster] To be great is not . . . to swagger at our footmen. --Colier. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

swaggering 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