Boastfulness


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Boastfulness

Aglaonice
Thessalian who claimed power over moon. [Gk. Legend: Brewer Dictionary, 16]
Ajax (the greater)
archetypal Miles Gloriosus. [Br. Lit.: Troilus and Cressida]
Anchises
Trojan prince; crippled for boasting of intimacy with Aphrodite. [Gk. Myth.: Zimmerman, 22]
Armado
verbose braggart and pedant. [Br. Lit.: Love’s Labour’s Lost]
Basilisco
knight renowned for foolish bragging. [Br. Lit.: Solomon and Persida, Brewer Dictionary, 83]
Bessus
braggart soldier in the Miles Gloriosus tradition. [Br. Lit.: Walsh Modern, 55]
Bluffe, Captain
blustering braggart and spurious war veteran. [Br. Lit.: The Old Batchelour]
Bobadill, Captain
blustering braggadocio of yellow stripe. [Br. Lit.: Every Man in His Humour]
Braggadocchio
empty braggart. [Br. Lit.: Faerie Queene]
Capaneus
struck dead by a thunderbolt for boasting that not even Jove could stop him from scaling the wall of Thebes. [Gk. Myth.: Benét, 166]
Drawcansir
blustering bully, known for his extravagantly boastful speeches. [Br. Lit.: The Rehearsal]
Falstaff
jovial knight and rascal of brazen braggadocio. [Br. Lit.: Merry Wives of Windsor; I Henry IV; II Henry IV]
Gascon
inhabitant of Gascony, France; people noted for their bragging. [Fr. Hist.: NCE, 1049]
Glendower, Owen
Welsh ally of the Percys; his boastfulness antagonizes Hotspur. [Br. Lit.: I Henry IV]
Háry János
peasant hero of fanciful adventures. [Hung. Lit. and Opera: Osborne Opera, 148]
Kay, Sir
rude and vainglorious knight of the Round Table. [Br. Lit.: Le Morte d’Arthur; Idylls of the King]
Mahon, Christopher
runaway boy tells stories with self as epitome of bravery. [Irish Lit.: The Playboy of the Western World, Magill I, 758–759]
Parolles
cowardly braggart and wastrel. [Br. Lit.: All’s Well That Ends Well]
Pistol
knight of the “killing tongue and quiet sword.” [Br. Lit.: II Henry IV]
Rodomont
gallant but blustering Saracen leader. [Ital. Lit.: Orlando Furioso; Orlando Innamorato]
Roister Doister, Ralph
well-to-do dolt brags loud and long of bravery. [Br. Lit.: Ralph Roister Doister]
Sacripant
noisy braggart. [Ital. Lit.: Secchia Rapita, Brewer Handbook, 945]
Scaramouche
talks a good fight; never does. [Ital. Lit.: Espy, 125]
Tartarin
tells tall tales of his fantastic adventures. [Fr. Lit.: Tartarin de Tarascon]
Texan
resident of second largest U.S. state; known for his tall tales. [Am. Culture: Misc.]
Thraso
swaggering but foolish soldier. [Rom. Lit.: The Eunuch]
Vicar of Bray
declared that he would retain his office regardless of the reigning king’s religion. [Br. Balladry: Walsh Classical, 61]
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Too much self-deprecating humour can be a form of boastfulness," interjected the Philosopher, his saintly blue gaze reaching into the distance.