bravado

[bruh-vah-doh]
noun, plural bravadoes, bravados.
a pretentious, swaggering display of courage.

Origin:
1575–85; < Spanish bravada (now bravata < It), equivalent to brav(o) brave + -ada -ade1

overbravado, noun

bravery, bravado, bravura.


brag, bluster, bombast, braggadocio. See courage.
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bravado (brəˈvɑːdəʊ)
 
n , pl -does, -dos
vaunted display of courage or self-confidence; swagger
 
[C16: from Spanish bravada (modern bravata), from Old Italian bravare to challenge, provoke, from bravo wild, brave]

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bravado
1580s, from Fr. bravade "bragging, boasting," from It. bravata "bragging, boasting" (16c.), from bravare "brag, boast, be defiant," from bravo (see brave). Influenced in form by Sp. words ending in -ado.
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Example sentences
With typical Hemingway bravado, he sipped champagne on the hotel's canal-side
  terrace while chuckling over his obituaries.
But his bravado was leavened by courage.
Her unique vision and bravado create a highly original novel.
In other words, it wasn't so much an act of kindness or even a power move as it
  was an act of bravado.
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