English Thesaurus

Synonyms of 'flaunt'

(verb) 
Definition
to display (oneself or one's possessions) arrogantly
openly flaunting their wealth
Synonyms
show off
He had been showing off at the poker table.
,
display
She does not have to display her charms.
,
boast
She boasted about her achievements.
,
parade
He was a modest man who never paraded his wealth.
,
exhibit
Her work was exhibited in the best galleries in Europe.
,
flourish
He flourished his glass to make the point.
,
brandish
He appeared in the lounge brandishing a knife.
,
vaunt
,
showboat
,
make a (great) show of
,
sport (informal)
He was fat-faced, heavily-built and sported a red moustache.
,
disport
,
make an exhibition of
,
flash about

usage note

Flaunt is sometimes wrongly used where flout is meant: they must be prevented from flouting (not flaunting) the law.

Additional synonyms

in the sense of boast
Definition
to speak in excessively proud terms of one's possessions, talents, etc.
She boasted about her achievements.
Synonyms
vaunt,
talk big (slang),
be proud of,
showboat,
congratulate yourself on,
flatter yourself,
pride yourself on,
skite (Australian, New Zealand, informal),
swank (informal)
in the sense of brandish
Definition
to wave (a weapon, etc.) in a triumphant or threatening way
He appeared in the lounge brandishing a knife.
in the sense of display
She does not have to display her charms.
Synonyms
sport (informal),
flash (informal),
vaunt,
showboat,
make a (great) show of,
disport,
make an exhibition of

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