bravado
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /bɹɑːˈvɑːdoʊ/, /brəˈvɑːdoʊ/
Noun

bravado

  1. A swaggering show of defiance or courage.
    The angry customer stood in the middle of the showroom and voiced his complaints with loud bravado.
    • 1990 Amy Longsdorf, K.T. Oslin: Personality, Wit and Style To Spare", The Morning Call
      Songs like "Hey Bobby", and "Do Ya" drip with innuendo and sexual bravado.
  2. A false show of courage.
  3. (obsolete) A swaggerer; a braggart.
Translations Translations
  • German: Gehabe, theatralisches Getue
  • Portuguese: bravata
  • Russian: брава́да
  • Spanish: bravata, bravuconada
Verb

bravado (bravados, present participle bravadoing; past and past participle bravadoed)

  1. (obsolete, intransitive) To swagger; to brag.



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