Friday, October 26, 2007
Definitions for bravado
- A real or pretended show of courage or boldness.
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Citations for bravado
While the popular mood in Belgrade remains defiant, unease beneath the bravado is growing.
His guerrilla operations, near Kabul, were known for their bravado and a level of organization unusual among the rather haphazard mujahedeen.
Origin of bravado
Bravado derives from Spanish bravada and French bravade, "swagger, bravery," and is related to brave, "bold, courageous," bravura, "a brilliant style or performance," and the Italian interjections bravo! and brava! used when expressing approval of male and female performers respectively.