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Excessive PridePlay
Using 'boast' often implies too much pride, not just confidence. SlideHe boasted about winning the contest, but it sounded arrogant.
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Negative ImpressionPlay
'Boast' may give a negative impression of the speaker to others. SlideWhen she boasted about her salary, her friends felt uncomfortable.
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Not for HumilityPlay
Avoid 'boast' if trying to appear humble or modest. SlideEven with his achievements, he chose not to boast.