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
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
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.]
The numerical value of bravado in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of bravado in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
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.
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.
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.
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