[ US /ˈswæɡɝɪŋ/ ]
[ UK /swˈæɡəɹɪŋ/ ]
  1. flamboyantly adventurous
  2. having or showing arrogant superiority to and disdain of those one views as unworthy
    haughty aristocrats
    walked with a prideful swagger
    some economists are disdainful of their colleagues in other social disciplines
    his lordly manners were offensive
    a more swaggering mood than usual
    very sniffy about breaches of etiquette
    his mother eyed my clothes with a supercilious air
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How To Use swaggering In A Sentence

  • A society based on the shoot-out attitudes of the Wild West where winnners are swaggering kings who rule by intimidation and losers are rotting corpses in the gutter is an unhealthy one indeed, even in a world not bristling with nuclear weapons. The wait
  • Between Healey and Dawn Porter, they've covered every aspect of the journey, from tufty teen to swaggering adult. What have Cherry Healey and Dawn Porter taught us?
  • Escamillo became a swaggering prize fighter named Husky Miller.
  • They're confident, swaggering and ready to crush opposition with a casual flick of the tongue. Times, Sunday Times
  • He was, altogether, as roystering and swaggering a young gentleman as ever stood four feet six, or something less, in the bluchers. Oliver Twist
  • In her eyes, Yemen was the poor and guileless cousin of the swaggering petro-monarchies of the Persian Gulf.
  • As they mooched off, one straggler swaggering along behind the others tried to do an oh-so-cool spit onto the grass.
  • She defies all convention by playing the character not as some swaggering voluptuary but as a gracious, humane woman whose mission is to prevent her daughter repeating her mistakes.
  • You know that at best Billy will be crushed by pit life and at worst he will eventually turn into a version of his swaggering, beer-swilling elder brother.
  • J.D. Borthwick, an English visitor, was amused at the swaggering style of the forty-niners.
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