meaning of bravado

bravado meaning in General Dictionary

Boastful and threatening behavior a boastful menace

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  • a swaggering tv show of courage
  • Boastful and harmful behavior; a boastful menace.

bravado meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1580s, from French bravade "bragging, featuring," from Italian bravata "bragging, offering" (16c.), from bravare "brag, boast, be defiant," from bravo (see courageous (adj.)). The English term had been affected in form by Spanish words ending in -ado.


bravado meaning in General Dictionary

(letter.) Boastful and threatening behavior; a boastful menace.


Sentence Examples with the word bravado

Later Sadducees, who actually bore the name, resisted this and all the characteristics of the Pharisees and continued to flatter the predominant foreigner - Greek or Roman - by imitating him with less reckless bravado than the first Hellenizers and with growing assurance.

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