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Meaning of BRAVADO

Pronunciation:  bru'vâdow

WordNet Dictionary
[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
\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.

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