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. Pearl S. Buck:

    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.

  2. 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.

  3. John Nixon:

    But they turned on me, saying ‘We’ll take your money instead,’ and I said, ‘No you don’t.’ Kids this age are full of bravado, you see, they weren’t expecting a surprise.

  4. Menander:

    Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.

  5. 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?

Images & Illustrations of bravado

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