swagger

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Synonyms for swagger

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to walk with exaggerated or unnatural motions expressive of self-importance or self-display

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an itinerant Australian laborer who carries his personal belongings in a bundle as he travels around in search of work

a proud stiff pompous gait

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to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

discourage or frighten with threats or a domineering manner

act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

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The free trappers were no longer suffered to have all the swagger to themselves.
But, gentlemen, whoever can pride himself on his diseases and even swagger over them?
When they swagger around the stage in jeweled crowns and splendid robes, I shall feel bound to observe that all the Emperors that ever I was personally acquainted with wore the commonest sort of clothes, and did not swagger.
Gania, little as he felt inclined for swagger at this moment, could not avoid showing his triumph, especially just after such humiliating remarks as those of Hippolyte.
Here he recounted the details of his adventure, with swelling chest and so considerable swagger that he quite impressed even his bitterest enemies, while Kala fairly danced for joy and pride.
He moved with a restrained swagger which would have been ridiculous had he not been so good-looking and had his handsome face not worn such an expression of good-humored complacency and gaiety.