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Word: bravado

Definition: swagger; assumed air of defiance; false show of bravery


Sentences Containing 'bravado'

There was no longer any deceit or bravado in the manner of the accused.
The viceroy, however, begged him earnestly not to hang them, as their behaviour savoured rather of madness than of bravado.

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