Definition of 'bravado'
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He has a confidence and a bravado that gives me confidence in him. Times, Sunday Times (2007)He has exhibited no swagger or bravado about what happened and represents a low risk of reoffending. Times, Sunday Times (2006)It is amazing where male bravado can get you. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Unless you give some sort of rough chance, your apparent confidence is just bravado. Times, Sunday Times (2014)This could have been an empty sort of tale, full of bravado and male hormones. Times, Sunday Times (2006)Yet all the horror seems a disgusting display of bravado, disconnected from the men themselves. Times, Sunday Times (2014)His arrogant courtroom displays of bravado ended when he reached the high-security jail. The Sun (2013)You might dismiss that as youthful bravado, only he is so good at his chosen sport. Times, Sunday Times (2011)You have bravado, a false confidence at that age. Times, Sunday Times (2011)And how much, anyway, was male bravado an attempt to impress his teenage daughters? Times, Sunday Times (2009)Whether it's youthful bravado or not, we ignore this warning at our peril. The Sun (2007)In my early days, I was good at covering up my genuine fears and insecurities with sheer bravado. Times, Sunday Times (2013)If there is one lesson that comes through loud and clear in Everest, it is that confidence and bravado are not enough to cheat death. Christianity Today (2000)
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Translations for 'bravado'
British English: bravado NOUN
Bravado is an appearance of courage or confidence that someone shows in order to impress other people.
'You won't get away with this,' he said with unexpected bravado.
Definition of bravado from the Collins English Dictionary
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