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NOUN (1)

1. an instance of boastful talk;
- Example: "his brag is worse than his fight"
- Example: "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade"
[syn: brag, bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing, line-shooting, gasconade]


ADJECTIVE (1)

1. exhibiting self-importance;
- Example: "big talk"
[syn: boastful, braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self-aggrandising]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Crow \Crow\ (kr[=o]), v. i. [imp. Crew (kr[udd]) or Crowed (kr[=o]d); p. p. Crowed (Crown (kr[=o]n), Obs.); p. pr. & vb. n. Crowing.] [AS. cr[=a]wan; akin to D. kraijen, G. kr[aum]hen, cf. Lith. groti to croak. [root]24. Cf. Crake.] 1. To make the shrill sound characteristic of a cock, either in joy, gayety, or defiance. "The cock had crown." --Bayron. [1913 Webster] The morning cock crew loud. --Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To shout in exultation or defiance; to brag. [1913 Webster] 3. To utter a sound expressive of joy or pleasure. [1913 Webster] The sweetest little maid, That ever crowed for kisses. --Tennyson. [1913 Webster] To crow over, to exult over a vanquished antagonist. [1913 Webster] Sennacherib crowing over poor Jerusalem. --Bp. Hall. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

crowing \crowing\ adj. 1. same as bragging. Syn: boastful, braggart(prenominal), bragging(prenominal), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, self-aggrandizing, vainglorious. [WordNet 1.5]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

crowing adj 1: exhibiting self-importance; "big talk" [syn: boastful, braggart(a), bragging(a), braggy, big, cock-a-hoop, crowing, self-aggrandizing, self- aggrandising] n 1: an instance of boastful talk; "his brag is worse than his fight"; "whenever he won we were exposed to his gasconade" [syn: brag, bragging, crow, crowing, vaporing, line-shooting, gasconade]