[swˈaɡəɹɪŋ], [swˈaɡəɹɪŋ], [s_w_ˈa_ɡ_ə_ɹ_ɪ_ŋ]

Definitions of swaggering:

  1.   flamboyantly adventurous
  2.   of Swagger
  3.   Blustering; exhibiting an insolent or affected manner of walking.
  4.   having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy; " some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines"; " haughty aristocrats"; " his lordly manners were offensive"; " walked with a prideful swagger"; " very sniffy about breaches of etiquette"; " his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air"; " shaggy supercilious camels"; " a more swaggering mood than usual"- W. L. Shirer

Antonyms for swaggering:

humble, unadventurous, down-to-earth, lowly, modest, unpretentious, demure, meek, unassuming.

Usage examples for swaggering:

  1. Utter not swaggering speech, nor say thou wilt not yield what is right; it is a shameful thing to speak too stiffly unless that it be feasible to carry out thy words. ” – The High Deeds of Finn and other Bardic Romances of Ancient Ireland by T. W. Rolleston
  2. He touched his cheap imitation Panama with swaggering gallantry, and winked. ” – The Dop Doctor by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
  3. She turned to go, but as she did so, a man came swaggering down the street, broke through the crowd, and made towards her with an arm raised, a hand waving, and a leer on his face. ” – The World For Sale, Complete by Gilbert Parker Last Updated: March 14, 2009
  4. You will get tired of her swaggering ways before long. ” – Marjorie Dean College Freshman by Pauline Lester
  5. There was something imposing in the person of the man who sat before him; for this very reason, however, his pride stood on tiptoe, and he asked in a tone of swaggering dignity, though not so sharply and abruptly as he had intended. ” – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  6. Some were eating, some were drinking, and some were puffing at long clay pipes, while others, by twos, locked arm in arm, went swaggering up and down the room, with a huge talking of foreign lands which they had never so much as seen. ” – Master Skylark by John Bennett
  7. “ " Hand me in the rag chips- gold don't feel good to my fingers," answered Bill Powell, swaggering again and grasping the currency with a hand that shook with eagerness. ” – Hoosier Mosaics by Maurice Thompson
  8. “ Signorelli has put forth all his strength in these groups of swaggering youths in every posture of conscious power and pride, and never perhaps been more successful in individual figures. ” – Luca Signorelli by Maud Cruttwell
  9. When we were done we went swaggering back to the house. ” – Dwellers in the Hills by Melville Davisson Post
  10. Anybody would have said that the tough, swaggering silversmith lived again, in him. ” – Their Son; The Necklace by Eduardo Zamacois
  11. While she was keeping her face in the shadow of the newspaper a tall, lean young man entered the dressing- room with a swaggering gait. ” – A Mummer's Tale by Anatole France
  12. But I knew Malcolmson better than to suppose that he wanted to swagger when swaggering was safe. ” – Gossamer 1915 by George A. Birmingham
  13. Meanwhile, many of the confederates were swaggering about the streets, talking very bravely of the scene which had just occurred, and it is probable, boasting not a little of the effect which their demonstration would produce. ” – Project Gutenberg History of The Netherlands, 1555-1623, Complete by John Lothrop Motley
  14. They were a jovial, swaggering happy- go- lucky lot, and it took all their Master- player's patience to bring them into straight and steady work. ” – A Maid of Many Moods by Virna Sheard
  15. His superior, fatherly, and jolly, swaggering way kept them on the alert, shook them up, and made them feel it a point of honour to follow their teacher through thick and thin. ” – Royal Highness by Thomas Mann
  16. In the brave dance, of the Ojibbeways, there is plenty of swaggering the dancers seem as if they knew not how to be proud enough of their warlike exploits. ” – History, Manners, and Customs of the North American Indians by George Mogridge
  17. Feed them, and flog them, and I pledge myself to their swaggering and their courage. ” – The Red Rover by James Fenimore Cooper
  18. “ Triboulet, swaggering in his chair, so high his feet could not touch the floor, surveyed the broken glass, the duke and the duke's fool. ” – Under the Rose by Frederic Stewart Isham
  19. “ " What a jolly shame it is that we should only carry a beggarly little dirk," said Bob Roberts to himself, as he tried to look sneeringly at the young ensign before him; for the latter came across the deck with rather a swaggering stride, and stood before the midshipman. ” – Middy and Ensign by G. Manville Fenn

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