Definitions for bravadobrəˈvɑ doʊ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bra•va•dobrəˈvɑ doʊ(n.)(pl.)-does, -dos.

  1. an ostentatious display of courage.

Origin of bravado:

1575–85; < Sp bravada (< It), der. of brav(o)brave

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bravado, bluster(noun)

    a swaggering show of courage


  1. bravado(Noun)

    A swaggering show of defiance or courage.

    The angry customer stood in the middle of the showroom and voiced his complaints with loud bravado.

  2. bravado(Noun)

    A false show of courage.

  3. Origin: bravade. Which comes from bravata, from verb bravare, from bravo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bravado(noun)

    boastful and threatening behavior; a boastful menace

Translations for bravado

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


(a show of) daring

He's full of bravado, but really he's a coward.

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