alazoneia: boastfulnessOriginal Word: ἀλαζονεία, ας, ἡPart of Speech:
boasting, show, arrogant displayDefinition:
boasting, show, arrogant display, ostentation; plur: occasions of ostentation.
212 alazoneía (a feminine noun derived from alē, "wandering, roaming") – properly, a vagabond ("quack"), making empty boasts about having "cures" to rid people of all their ills (even by producing "wonders," etc.).
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
arrogance (1), boastful pride (1).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 212: ἀλαζονείαἀλαζονεία
, and ἀλαζονία
(which spelling, not uncommon in later Greek, T WH
adopt (see Iota)), ἀλαζονείας
, i. e. to act the ἀλαζών
, which see);
a. in secular writings (from Aristophanes down) generally empty, bragqart talk sometimes also empty display in act, swagger. For illustration see Xenophon, Cyril 2, 2, 12; mem. 1, 7; Aristotle, eth. Nic. 4, 13, p. 1127, Bekker edition; (also Trench, § xxix.), b. "an insolent and empty assurance, which trusts in its own power and resources and shamefully despises and violates divine laws and human riqhts:" 2 Macc. 9:8; Wis. 5:8.
c. an impious and empty presumption which trusts in the stability of earthly things, (R. V. vaunting): James 4:16 (where the plural has reference to the various occasions on which this presumption shows itself; (cf. Winers Grammar, § 27, 3; Buttmann, 77 (67))); τοῦ βίου, display in one's style of living, (R. V. vainglory), 1 John 2:16.<1>
boasting, pride, arrogance.
From alazon; braggadocio, i.e. (by implication) self-confidence -- boasting, pride.
see GREEK alazon