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bravado

noun [U] uk   /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.
Translations of “bravado”
in Korean 허세…
in Arabic تَظاهُر بِالشجاعة…
in French bravade…
in Turkish efelik, kabadayılık…
in Italian bravata…
in Chinese (Traditional) 虛張聲勢, 逞能…
in Russian бравада…
in Polish brawura…
in Spanish bravuconería, bravata, fanfarronería…
in Portuguese exibição de coragem…
in German die gespielte Tapferkeit…
in Catalan bravates…
in Japanese 虚勢, からいばり…
in Chinese (Simplified) 虚张声势, 逞能…
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