swaggering


swaggering
adjective
1. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy (Freq. 2)
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some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines

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haughty aristocrats

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his lordly manners were offensive

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walked with a prideful swagger

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very sniffy about breaches of etiquette

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his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air

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"a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer

Syn:
Similar to: ↑proud
Derivationally related forms: ↑superciliousness (for: ↑supercilious), ↑overbearingness (for: ↑overbearing), ↑lordliness (for: ↑lordly), ↑imperiousness (for: ↑imperious), ↑haughtiness (for: ↑haughty), ↑disdainfulness (for: ↑disdainful)
2. flamboyantly adventurous
Syn: ↑swashbuckling
Similar to: ↑adventurous, ↑adventuresome

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • swaggering — index bluster (speech), inflated (vain), insolent Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • Swaggering — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swaggering — swaggeringly, adv. /swag euhr ing/, adj. pertaining to, characteristic of, or behaving in the manner of a person who swaggers. [1590 1600; SWAGGER + ING2] * * * …   Universalium

  • swaggering — Synonyms and related words: 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,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • swaggering — swag·ger || swægÉ™(r) n. insolent manner, arrogant way of walking; proud and arrogant behavior v. strut, walk or move in an arrogant manner; behave in an arrogant and conceited manner, boast, brag …   English contemporary dictionary

  • swaggering — n. Bravado, bluster, gasconade, flourish, fanfaronade …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • swaggering — swag•ger•ing [[t]ˈswæg ər ɪŋ[/t]] adj. characteristic of a person who swaggers; blustering • Etymology: 1590–1600 swag′ger•ing•ly, adv …   From formal English to slang

  • σαυλοπρωκτιᾶν — σαυλοπρωκτιάω walk in a swaggering way pres part act masc voc sg (doric aeolic) σαυλοπρωκτιάω walk in a swaggering way pres part act neut nom/voc/acc sg (doric aeolic) σαυλοπρωκτιάω walk in a swaggering way pres part act masc nom sg (doric… …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • Swash — Swash, n. 1. Impulse of water flowing with violence; a dashing or splashing of water. [1913 Webster] 2. A narrow sound or channel of water lying within a sand bank, or between a sand bank and the shore, or a bar over which the sea washes. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • swagger — I. verb (swaggered; swaggering) Etymology: probably from 1swag + er (as in chatter) Date: circa 1596 intransitive verb 1. to conduct oneself in an arrogant or superciliously pompous manner; especially to walk with an air of overbearing self… …   New Collegiate Dictionary