What are the antonyms for SWAGGERING?

Synonyms for SWAGGERING

Usage Examples for SWAGGERING

  1. Although he resented the intrusion of the Spaniards into the island he would not have dared to come and attack them there if they had obeyed the Admiral's orders and remained in the territory of Guacanagari; but when they came into his own country he had them in a trap, and it was easy for him to fall upon those foolish swaggering Spaniards and put them to death. - "Christopher Columbus, Complete" by Filson Young
  2. My father, thou wouldst have thought it time to take strong measures to check the swaggering of our young men and the foolish provocations that cost more than one life. - "More Bywords" by Charlotte M. Yonge