Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb swagger

3 senses of swagger

Sense 1
tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock -- (to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house")
       => walk -- (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet")

Sense 2
browbeat, bully, swagger -- (discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner; intimidate)
       => wheedle, cajole, palaver, blarney, coax, sweet-talk, inveigle -- (influence or urge by gentle urging, caressing, or flattering; "He palavered her into going along")

Sense 3
swagger, bluster, swash -- (act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner)
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

Antonyms of adj swaggering

2 senses of swaggering

Sense 1
disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering -- (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"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer)

INDIRECT (VIA proud) -> humble -- (marked by meekness or modesty; not arrogant or prideful; "a humble apology"; "essentially humble...and self-effacing, he achieved the highest formal honors and distinctions"- B.K.Malinowski)

Sense 2
swaggering, swashbuckling -- (flamboyantly adventurous)

INDIRECT (VIA adventurous) -> unadventurous -- (lacking in boldness)

Similarity of adj swaggering

2 senses of swaggering

Sense 1
disdainful, haughty, imperious, lordly, overbearing, prideful, sniffy, supercilious, swaggering -- (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"; "a more swaggering mood than usual"- W.L.Shirer)
       => proud (vs. humble) -- (feeling self-respect or pleasure in something by which you measure your self-worth; or being a reason for pride; "proud parents"; "proud of his accomplishments"; "a proud moment"; "proud to serve his country"; "a proud name"; "proud princes")

Sense 2
swaggering, swashbuckling -- (flamboyantly adventurous)
       => adventurous (vs. unadventurous), adventuresome -- (willing to undertake or seeking out new and daring enterprises; "adventurous pioneers"; "the risks and gains of an adventuresome economy")

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