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 ?
In a moment it was hand-to-hand fighting, and Trent was cursing already the bravado which had brought him out to the open.
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.
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.
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.
He might have taken to the higher branches of the trees upon the opposite side, for Sheeta cannot climb to the heights to which the ape-man can go; but something, a spirit of bravado perhaps, prompted him to approach the panther as though to discover if any feeling of gratitude would prompt the beast to friendliness.
Excitement, necessity, necessities of their social standing, bravado, cheap heroism--any one of these.
Most awed of all were Joan and Sheldon, but, being whites, they were not supposed to be subject to such commonplace emotions, and their task was to carry the situation off with careless bravado as befitted "big fella marsters" of the dominant breed.
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.
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.
It was youth daring Fate, without show or bravado or fear; rolling the honey under his tongue and drawing in its sweetness; youth, that lives for the moment, that can be blind to the threatening future, that can forget the mean past; youth slipping along with some chewing-gum between his teeth and a warm sensation in his stew-crammed stomach, whistling, dreaming, happy; youth, that can, without premeditation, remain away from home and leave udders untapped and pigs unfed; sublime enigma; angering bit of irresponsibility to the Martins of a fiercely practical world.