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English definition of “bravado”

bravado

noun [U]     /brəˈvɑː.dəʊ/ US  /-doʊ/
a show of courage, especially when unnecessary and dangerous, to make people admire you: It was an act of bravado that made him ask his boss to resign.Doing things without fear or proper thought
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