Bravadoes
Bravado Bra*va"do, n., pl. {Bravadoes}. [Sp. bravada, bravata, boast, brag: cf. F. bravade. See {Brave}.] Boastful and threatening behavior; a boastful menace. [1913 Webster]

In spite of our host's bravado. --Irving. [1913 Webster]


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  • bravadoes — bra·va·do || brÉ™ vɑːdəʊ n. boasting, pretense of bravery, foolhardiness; bravery …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Bravado — Bra*va do, n., pl. {Bravadoes}. [Sp. bravada, bravata, boast, brag: cf. F. bravade. See {Brave}.] Boastful and threatening behavior; a boastful menace. [1913 Webster] In spite of our host s bravado. Irving. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Trajano Boccalini — (b. 1556 in Loreto, d. November 16, 1613 in Venice) was an Italian satirist.The son of an architect, he himself adopted that profession, and it appears that he commenced late in life to apply to literary pursuits. Pursuing his studies at Rome, he …   Wikipedia

  • bravado — /breuh vah doh/, n., pl. bravadoes, bravados. a pretentious, swaggering display of courage. [1575 85; < Sp bravada (now bravata < It), equiv. to brav(o) BRAVE + ada ADE1] Syn. brag, bluster, bombast, braggadocio. See courage. * * * …   Universalium

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