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bravado Explained

bravado at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:


bravado at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1583, from Fr. bravade "bragging, boasting," from It. bravata "bragging, boasting," from bravare "brag, boast, be defiant," from bravo (see brave). Influenced in form by Sp. words ending in -ado. ///

bravado at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [U] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: French; Origin: bravade and Old Spanish bravata, from Old Italian bravata, from brava; BRAVE1]// behaviour that is deliberately intended to make other people believe you are brave and confident// --youthful bravado//

bravado at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

79 Moby Thesaurus words for "bravado":
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,

bravado at English => English (Oxford Advanced Learners) Of Explained:

[U] a confident way of behaving that is intended to impress people, sometimes as a way of hiding a lack of confidence:
an act of sheer bravado * 'Don't threaten me,' she whispered with false bravado.

Bravado at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Bravado \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.

bravado at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

n : a swaggering show of courage [syn: {bluster}]
[also: {bravadoes} (pl)]

bravado at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: etyl » fr Inter: term » bravade||bragging or boasting|lang=fr. Which comes from Inter: etyl » it Inter: term » bravata|lang=it, from verb Inter: term » bravare||brag, boast|lang=it, from Inter: term » bravo|lang=it.


* Inter: rhymes » ɑːdəʊ


Inter: en-noun » bravados|pl2=bravadoes
  • A swaggering show of defiance or courage.
    1. : The angry customer stood in the middle of the showroom and voiced his complaints with loud bravado.
    2. A false show of courage.


      Inter: trans-top » a show of defiance or courage

  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|перчене|n, Inter: t+ » bg|фукане|n

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Icelandic: mannalæti {{n}}, sýndarhugrekki {{n}}
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bravata|f

    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » a false show of courage
    • Icelandic: mannalæti {{n}}, sýndarhugrekki {{n}}

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bravata|f
  • Spanish: Inter: t- » es|bravata|f, Inter: t- » es|bravuconada|f

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Category: Category:English nouns -
    Translation: et » bravado
    Translation: fr » bravado
    Translation: ko » bravado
    Translation: hr » bravado
    Translation: io » bravado
    Translation: kn » bravado
    Translation: ml » bravado
    Translation: my » bravado
    Translation: pl » bravado
    Translation: fi » bravado
    Translation: ta » bravado
    Translation: te » bravado
    Translation: vi » bravado
    Translation: zh » bravado