What does bravado mean?

Definitions for bravado
brəˈvɑ doʊbrava·do

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bravado, blusternoun

    a swaggering show of courage

Wiktionary

  1. bravadonoun

    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. bravadonoun

    A false show of courage.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bravadonoun

    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. 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.

  2. Tony Scherrer:

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

  3. 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.

  4. Menander:

    Let bravery be thy choice, but not bravado.

  5. 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.

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