vaporing

  • 1Vaporing — Va por*ing, a. Talking idly; boasting; vaunting. {Va por*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2vaporing — index inflated (vain), rodomontade Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3vaporing — [vā′pər iŋ] adj. boastful, bombastic, etc …

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  • 4Vaporing — 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… …

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  • 5vaporing — 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 …

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  • 6vaporing — 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] * * * …

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  • 7vaporing — n. steam, mist v. change into vapor, evaporate; boast …

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  • 8vaporing — /ˈveɪpərɪŋ/ (say vaypuhring) adjective, noun → vapouring. –vaporingly, adverb …

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  • 9vaporing — 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 …

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  • 10Vaporingly — Vaporing Va por*ing, a. Talking idly; boasting; vaunting. {Va por*ing*ly}, adv. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 11bullying — I. a. Blustering, swaggering, vaporing, vaunting, hectoring, bluff, gruff, bearish. II. n. Bluster, swagger, fanfaronade, gasconade, vaporing, hectoring, fire eating, mock heroics, browbeating, domineering …

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  • 12va´por|ing|ly — va|por|ing «VAY puhr ihng», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. talking pretentiously or boastfully; bragging: »a vaporing little man. 2. pretentious and foolishly boastful: »vaporing talk. 3. = vaporous. (Cf. ↑vaporous) –n. boastful talk; pretentious or… …

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  • 13va|por|ing — «VAY puhr ihng», adjective, noun. –adj. 1. talking pretentiously or boastfully; bragging: »a vaporing little man. 2. pretentious and foolishly boastful: »vaporing talk. 3. = vaporous. (Cf. ↑vaporous) –n. boastful talk; pretentious or ostentatious …

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  • 14Vapor — 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 steam;… …

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  • 15Vapored — 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… …

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  • 16vapour — 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… …

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  • 17vapor — I. noun Etymology: Middle English vapour, from Anglo French vapor, from Latin, steam, vapor Date: 14th century 1. diffused matter (as smoke or fog) suspended floating in the air and impairing its transparency 2. a. a substance in the gaseous… …

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  • 18vaporingly — See vaporing. * * * …

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  • 19inflated — I (bombastic) adjective altiloquent, altisonant, artificial, declamatory, flatulent, fustian, grandiloquent, high flown, high sounding, inflatus, magniloquent, mouthy, oratorical, ostentatious, overblown, pedantic, pompous, pretentious,… …

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  • 20rodomontade — I noun bluster, boastfulness, boasting, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, bunkum, embroidery, empty talk, exaggeration, extravagance, fanfaronade, gasconade, hyperbole, inflation, jactitation, ostentation, pretense, pretension,… …

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