The most severe critic of American manners, Frances Trollope, bashed American boastfulness
, (47) while Hungarian-born Ferencz and Theresa Pulszky, for example, tried to justify it by stating that "many of the citizens of the United States really believe that they have already attained the perfection at which they aim.
His acute eye and ear for bombast, dishonesty, boastfulness
and the meretricious wherever it appears, results in a brutally honest description of twentieth-century architects and the way in which, almost invariably, their desire to build outweighs most other considerations.
Bain-Selbo places humility between boastfulness
and meekness, and between egotism and low self-esteem; charity between uncriticalness and stubbornness, and prodigality and stinginess; and finally, courage between timidity and dogmatism, and self-abnegation and self-glorification.
The index lists individual character flaws: anger, austerity, boastfulness
, callousness, conservatism, detachment, didacticism, egotism, exaggeration, fearful[ness], fecundity, flamboyance, grandiosity, humourless[ness], isolation, liar, megalomania, misanthropy, obstinacy, pretentiousness, pride, self-praise, self-righteousness, [and] a show-off, among others.
But then, as we pass each other, the woman's eyes meet mine, and in hers I believe I see a look of defiance, boastfulness
Burgess deftly captures the macho bravado and unpleasant boastfulness
of the adolescent male and then undermines it.
They were thought," noted Arnold Lewis, "to exhibit instability, emotionalism, laziness, boastfulness
, inclination to violence, uncontrolled temper, superstitiousness, childishness, and lack of cleanliness.
Hamill provides an introduction that is nonpareil for sheer boastfulness
28) Perhaps he intended his hero to show a becoming modesty in speaking of his feats in his old age, to contrast with his boastfulness
Thinking with their mouth, tactlessness and boastfulness
tends to upset others.
RUUD VAN NISTELROOY and Frank Lampard are determined to ensure Arsenal finish the season with nothing to show for their boastfulness
But then at least a potential space may begin to open up, for the Honesty preached by Jesus to re-emerge--as it were, from under the old concealment of the church's boastfulness
The Kasb condemns "wastefulness, extravagance, haughtiness, boastfulness
, and competitive accumulation" (al-israf wal-saraf wal-makhila wal-tafakhur wal-takathur).
A sense of inferiority, whether justified or not, leads to boastfulness
Rarely has the concept been cast in a favorable light, frequently being related to conceit, arrogance, boastfulness
, haughtiness, and priggishness (Chakrabarti 1992).