What does bravado mean?

Definitions for bravado
brəˈvɑ doʊbrava·do

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bravado, bluster(noun)

    a swaggering show of courage

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: bravade. Which comes from bravata, from verb bravare, from bravo.

  2. bravado(Noun)

    A false show of courage.

    Etymology: bravade. Which comes from bravata, from verb bravare, from bravo.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bravado(noun)

    boastful and threatening behavior; a boastful menace

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bravado

    brav-ā′do, or brav-ä′do, n. a display of bravery: a boastful threat: a swaggerer:—pl. Bravā′does.—v.i. to play the bravado. [Sp. bravada. See Brave.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bravado in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bravado in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of bravado in a Sentence

  1. Shiraz Maher:

    There was this whole subculture that these guys were buying into: a macho world of clandestine behavior beyond social norms, a lot of the appeal to these people was based on masculinity and bravado rather than something ideological or religious.

  2. Rand Paul:

    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?

  3. Tony Nadal:

    I feel the loss of all my soldiers, when you get through all the bravado … what you are left with is anguish. I have found help -- and the help is that the soldiers that fought at LZ X-Ray have been gathering together for the last 22 years and we have annual reunions. We have gotten very close.

  4. Tony Scherrer:

    He (Icahn) is coming after us with some bravado and campaigning to get more blood out of the turn-up here.

  5. Craig Gunderson:

    For some of these people, it was kind of a demented social club. For some, it was about ego and bravado — who could kill the biggest? The most? for some people, it’s what their family did.

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