bravado bravado  /brə ˈvɑ doʊ/


  • (n) a swaggering show of courage


  1. From Kim Jong Il's khaki unitard to Putin's bare-chested bravado, PTI examines the many fashion faux pas committed on the world stage.
  2. For one who had reached such lofty heights he was a strange mix of confidence and modesty; bravado and reticence.
  3. They harken back to the classic cliffhangers of early cinema serials, with the bravado of my favorite pulp-fiction novelsthe adventure, the characters, all of it.


  1. 'Happy One' Mourinho Wants to Create Stability

    With the bravado toned down and the swagger subdued, Jose Mourinho presented himself as the
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Times

  2. ArtsBeat: Tenacious D Unveils Its Festival Supreme, With Sarah Silverman, Adam Sandler and More

    For its Oct. 19 festival of music, comedy and musical comedy acts, Tenacious D has gathered a roster of performers that is nearly worthy of this band’s tongue-in-cheek bravado, including Sarah Silverman, Zach Galifianakis, Adam Sandler and Eric Idle.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: New York Times

  3. Steven Cohen: His own private bravado

    Steven Cohen: His own private bravado He's seen at least nine of his trusted associates charged or implicated in a rapidly-metastasizing insider trading scandal, one that has cost his firm a record $616 million regulatory settlement and can be felt from hedge fund row on Connecticut's Gold Coast to Wall Street. [...] the industry he has come to personify -- nimble when picking pharma stocks ...
    on June 9, 2013     Source: Greenwich Time


  1. "He was a born political consultant. He had bravado, he was intense, and he lived and breathed tactics and strategy," Feeney said. "He was an adviser and strategist for me and became a very good friend."
    on Aug 24, 2007 By: Tom Feeney Source: Washington Post

  2. "He's fearless, because he's not worried about looking good. A lot of actors are so conscientious about being the GUY. They're afraid to look weak, always trying to have the bravado, have the coolness," said filmmaker Brett Ratner ("X-Men: The...
    on Jan 18, 2009 By: Brett Ratner Source: International Herald Tribune

  3. "He's inept in so many ways," says Meloni with a laugh. "He's cocky, but there isn't a very strong foundation for that bravado."
    on Sep 9, 2008 By: Christopher Meloni Source: FOXNews

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