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Meaning of BRAVADO

Pronunciation:  bru'vâdow

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a swaggering show of courage
 

BRAVADO is a 7 letter word that starts with B.

 

 Synonyms: bluster
 
 See Also: fanfare, ostentation

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Bra*va"do\ (br[.a]*v[=a]"d[-o]), n., pl. {Bravadoes}
(-d[-o]z). [Sp. bravada, bravata, boast, brag: cf. F.
bravade. See {Brave}.]
Boastful and threatening behavior; a boastful menace.

      In spite of our host's bravado.          --Irving.

 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: adventuresomeness, adventurousness, arrogance, audaciousness, audacity, balls, bluff, bluster, bluster and bluff, blustering, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bold front, boldness, bombast, brag, braggadocio, braggartism, bragging, brash bearing, brashness, brassiness, bravura, brazenness, bullying, bumptiousness, bustle, cheekiness, cockiness, conceit, contempt, contemptuousness, daring, daringness, defial, defiance, defying, derision, derring-do, despite, disdain, disregard, enterprise, fanfaronade, flurry, fluster, foolhardiness, front, fuss, gasconade, gasconism, hectoring, heroics, impertinence, impudence, insolence, intimidation, jactation, jactitation, machismo, overboldness, pertness, pretentiousness, rant, rodomontade, sauciness, self-assurance, side, splutter, sputter, swagger, swashbucklery, vanity, vaunt, vauntery, vaunting, venturesomeness, venturousness
 

 

 

 

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