Definition of bravado in English:

bravado

Syllabification: bra·va·do
Pronunciation: /brəˈvädō
 
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noun

A bold manner or a show of boldness intended to impress or intimidate.
More example sentences
  • Swagger and arrogance is all very well but until that huge European Cup is hoisted aloft it is merely bluster and bravado.
  • Amid all the glorious fanfares and bravado there will be some frightened and anxious people.
  • He has the swagger and bravado - the coloured hair and the flash motor.
Synonyms
boldness, swaggering, bluster; machismo; boasting, bragging, bombast, braggadocio
informal showing off

Origin

late 16th century: from Spanish bravada, from bravo 'bold' (see brave, -ado).

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