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Extravagant boasting.‘Marked out by Pitt for Canadian service, he served bravely at Louisbourg in 1758, then returned to London, where he dined with Pitt and Temple, exhibiting ‘gasconade and bravado’.’
boast, brag, trumpet, show off, bluster, swagger, swank, gloat, be smug, congratulate oneself, preen oneself, pride oneself, pat oneself on the back, sing one's own praises
- ‘Gasconade is expected by everyone.’
Mid 17th century from French gasconnade, from gasconner ‘talk like a Gascon, brag’.
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