Definitions for bravadobrəˈvɑ doʊ
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a swaggering show of courage
A swaggering show of defiance or courage.
The angry customer stood in the middle of the showroom and voiced his complaints with loud bravado.
A false show of courage.
Origin: bravade. Which comes from bravata, from verb bravare, from bravo.
boastful and threatening behavior; a boastful menace
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Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.
He (Icahn) is coming after us with some bravado and campaigning to get more blood out of the turn-up here.
The bitterest creature under heaven is the wife who discovers that her husband's bravery is only bravado, that his strength is only a uniform, that his power is but a gun in the hands of a fool.
He did court controversy and he wanted to get people's attention with his shows, there is no doubt that was an element of fearless, the bravado, the East End boy -- all of these elements but I think people are just struck with admiration for his creativity ... and his artistry.
It kind of reminds me of the funniest moment, I think, of the second debate, where out of nowhere, complete non sequitur, he starts going after me. And I guess it's part of his bravado, his shtick, i'm thinking, how did we get the race for the most important office in the free world to sink to such depths, and how could anyone in my party think that this clown is fit to be president?
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