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

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  • 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]… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thrasonical — index orgulous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law 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

  • 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 /θrəˈsɒnɪkəl/ Like Thraso (a character in the play by ); boastful, bragging, vainglorious. The Sorbonicall clamours (which at Paris I haue ſene in time paſt whē poperie moſt raigned) might be worthily thought in compariſon of thys… …   Wiktionary

  • thrasonical — adj. boastful, arrogant, proud; pertaining to Thraso of the Roman comedy Eunuchus …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thrasonical — a. 1. [Said of things.] Boasting, bragging, gasconading. 2. [Said of persons.] Boastful, bragging, vainglorious, ostentatious, pretentious …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • thrasonical — thra·son·i·cal …   English syllables

  • thrasonical — thra•son•i•cal [[t]θreɪˈsɒn ɪ kəl[/t]] adj. boastful; vainglorious • Etymology: 1555–65; < L Thrasōn , s. of Thrasō braggart in Terence s Eunuchus …   From formal English to slang

  • thrasonical — Being brash and boastful …   Grandiloquent dictionary

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