bravado


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bra·va·do

 (brə-vä′dō)
n. pl. bra·va·dos or bra·va·does
A show of bravery or defiance, often in order to make a false impression or mislead someone.

[French bravade and Old Spanish bravada, swagger, bravery, both ultimately from Vulgar Latin *brabus, brave; see brave.]

bravado

(brəˈvɑːdəʊ)
n, pl -does or -dos
vaunted display of courage or self-confidence; swagger
[C16: from Spanish bravada (modern bravata), from Old Italian bravare to challenge, provoke, from bravo wild, brave]

bra•va•do

(brəˈvɑ doʊ)

n., pl. -does, -dos.
an ostentatious display of courage.
[1575–85; < Sp bravada (< Italian), derivative of brav(o) brave]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bravado - a swaggering show of courage
fanfare, ostentation, flash - a gaudy outward display

bravado

noun swagger, boast, boasting, swaggering, vaunting, bluster, swashbuckling, bombast, braggadocio, boastfulness, fanfaronade (rare) The threats may be an act of bravado.
Translations
تظاهُر بالشجاعه
hraná odvaha
bravadobrovten
hõsködés
mannalæti, sÿndarhugrekki
bravūra
bravūra
predstieraná odvaha
kuru sıkı kabadayılık

bravado

[brəˈvɑːdəʊ] N (bravados or bravadoes (pl)) → bravatas fpl, baladronadas fpl
a piece of bravadouna bravata
out of sheer bravadode puro bravucón

bravado

[brəˈvɑːdəʊ] nbravade f

bravado

n (= showy bravery)Draufgängertum nt, → Wagemut m; (hiding fear) → gespielte Tapferkeit; this is just military bravadoda lässt das Militär die Muskeln spielen

bravado

[brəˈvɑːdəʊ] nspavalderia

bravado

(brəˈvaːdəu) noun
(a show of) daring. He's full of bravado, but really he's a coward.
References in classic literature ?
It was said she had been brutally jilted by her cousin, Rutland Whitney, and that she married this unknown man from the West out of bravado.
He said it with admirable serenity, with positive unimpeachable gaiety; and doubtless it was that very note that most evoked for me the poignancy, the unnatural childish tragedy, of his probable reappearance at the end of three months with all this bravado and still more dishonor.
On the first day of his life as a strikebreaker Jurgis quit work early, and in a spirit of bravado he challenged three men of his acquaintance to go outside and get a drink.
You think you carry it off very well, I dare say, but with you it is a sort of bravado, an air of affected unconcern; I always observe it whenever I meet you under those circumstances.
So far did his unparalleled madness go; but the noble lion, more courteous than arrogant, not troubling himself about silly bravado, after having looked all round, as has been said, turned about and presented his hind-quarters to Don Quixote, and very coolly and tranquilly lay down again in the cage.
You shoot not so straight as I, for all your bravado.
I cannot help thinking, men of Athens, that Meletus is reckless and impudent, and that he has written this indictment in a spirit of mere wantonness and youthful bravado.
There was no longer any deceit or bravado in the manner of the accused.
Well, I can weather the storm -- I, whom, notwithstanding, you tax with fear -- not with bravado, that is not my way; but I am firm.
With resolute bravado, however, he snatched them from his nose, and fixed a bold stare full upon the ruddy blaze of the Great Carbuncle.
The only human being that crossed their path was a Kansas warrior, returning from some solitary expedition of bravado or revenge, bearing a Pawnee scalp as a trophy.
these walls are solidly put together;" and here, through the mere phrenzy of bravado, I rapped heavily, with a cane which I held in my hand, upon that very portion of the brick-work behind which stood the corpse of the wife of my bosom.