Vaporing Va"por*ing, a. Talking idly; boasting; vaunting. -- {Va"por*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster]

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  • vaporing — index inflated (vain), rodomontade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • vaporing — [vā′pər iŋ] adj. boastful, bombastic, etc …   English World dictionary

  • Vaporing — Vapor Va por, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Vapored}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Vaporing}.] [From {Vapor}, n.: cf. L. vaporare.] [Written also {vapour}.] [1913 Webster] 1. To pass off in fumes, or as a moist, floating substance, whether visible or invisible, to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vaporing — noun Date: circa 1630 the act or speech of one that vapors; specifically an idle, extravagant, or high flown expression or speech usually used in plural …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • vaporing — vaporingly, adv. /vay peuhr ing/, adj. 1. that gives forth vapor. 2. boastful; bragging. n. 3. an act or instance of bragging or blustering; boastful talk. [1620 30; VAPOR + ING2, ING1] * * * …   Universalium

  • vaporing — n. steam, mist v. change into vapor, evaporate; boast …   English contemporary dictionary

  • vaporing — /ˈveɪpərɪŋ/ (say vaypuhring) adjective, noun → vapouring. –vaporingly, adverb …   Australian English dictionary

  • vaporing — noun 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, ↑line shooting, ↑gasconade …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vaporingly — Vaporing Va por*ing, a. Talking idly; boasting; vaunting. {Va por*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bullying — I. a. Blustering, swaggering, vaporing, vaunting, hectoring, bluff, gruff, bearish. II. n. Bluster, swagger, fanfaronade, gasconade, vaporing, hectoring, fire eating, mock heroics, browbeating, domineering …   New dictionary of synonyms

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