humblebrag - definition and synonyms

noun [countable] 

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/ˈhʌmb(ə)lˌbræɡ/
singularhumblebrag
pluralhumblebrags
  1. a statement on social media in which you pretend to be modest but which you are really using as a way of telling people about your success or achievements

    It’s not just celebrities minor to major filling up bandwidth with humblebrags – we’re all prone to it.

derived words

humblebrag

 

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verb [intransitive]
present tense
I/you/we/they
he/she/ithumblebrags
present participlehumblebragging
past tensehumblebragged
past participlehumblebragged

humblebragger

 

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noun [countable]
singularhumblebragger
pluralhumblebraggers

humblebragging

noun [uncountable]

Whatever its causes or context, humblebragging is a testament to the amount of ardor and subterfuge people bring to the craft of self-promotion.