Synonyms of swagger
1 strideDictionary • The burly brute swaggered forward, towering over me, and shouted.
stride • He turned abruptly and strode off down the corridor.
parade • She loves to parade around in designer clothes.
strut • He struts around the town as though he owns the place.
prance • models prancing around on the catwalk
2 show offDictionary • It's bad manners to swagger about how rich you are.
show off • He had been showing off at the poker table.
boast • She boasted about her achievements.
brag • He'll probably go around bragging to his friends.
hot-dog mainly US)
bluster • He was still blustering, but there was panic in his eyes.
swank (informal) • I never swank about the things I have been lucky enough to win.
2 ostentationDictionary • What he needed was confidence and a bit of swagger.
ostentation • Despite her wealth, she lived with a notable lack of ostentation.
show • The change in government is more for show than for real.
display • He embraced it with such confidence and display.
showing off (informal)
bluster • the bluster of their campaign
swank (informal) • There was no swank in Martin.
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blusterIf you say that someone is blustering, you mean that they are speaking aggressively but without authority, often because they are angry or offended.
• He was still blustering, but there was panic in his eyes.
blusterBluster is also a noun.
• the bluster of their campaign
• She boasted about her achievements.
Thesaurus for swagger from the Collins English Thesaurus
to walk or behave in an arrogant manner