Thrasonically
Thrasonical Thra*son"ic*al, a. [From Thrso, the name of a braggart soldier in Terence's ``Eunuch:'' cf. L. Thrasonianus.] Of or pertaining to Thraso; like, or becoming to, Thraso; bragging; boastful; vainglorious. -- {Thra*son"ic*al*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

C[ae]sar's thrasonical brag of 'I came, saw, and overcame.' --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • thrasonically — adverb see thrasonical …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thrasonically — See thrasonical. * * * …   Universalium

  • thrasonically — adv. boastfully, arrogantly; in a manner resembling the character Thraso from the Roman comedy Eunuchus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thrasonically — thra·son·i·cal·ly …   English syllables

  • thrasonically — adverb see thrasonical * * * thrasonˈically adverb • • • Main Entry: ↑thrasonic …   Useful english dictionary

  • thrasonical — thrasonically, adv. /thray son i keuhl/, adj. boastful; vainglorious. [1555 65; < L Thrason (s. of Thraso, braggart in Terence s Eunuchus) + ICAL] * * * …   Universalium

  • thrasonical — adjective Etymology: Latin Thrason , Thraso Thraso, braggart soldier in the comedy Eunuchus by Terence Date: 1564 of, relating to, resembling, or characteristic of Thraso ; bragging, boastful • thrasonically adverb …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thrasonical — /θrəˈsɒnɪkəl/ (say thruh sonikuhl) adjective boastful; vainglorious. {Latin Thraso a boastful soldier in the play Eunuchus by the Roman dramatist Terence, c.190–c.159 BC + ic + al1} –thrasonically, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • thrasonical — [thrə sän′i kəl] adj. [< L Thraso, name of the braggart in Terence s Eunuch (< Gr Thrasōn < thrasos, tharsos, bold < IE base * dhers , to dare, be bold > DARE) + ICAL] boastful; bragging thrasonically adv …   English World dictionary

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