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synonyms for bravado

  • bluster
  • blowing
  • bluff
  • boasting
  • bombast
  • braggadocio
  • bragging
  • bullying
  • crowing
  • gasconade
  • grandiosity
  • guts
  • pomposity
  • pretension
  • railing
  • rant
  • swelling
  • talk
  • fancy talk
  • fanfaronade
  • fuming
  • hot air
  • raging
  • selfglorification
  • storming
  • swaggering
  • tall talk
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antonyms for bravado

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  • cowardice
  • fear
  • fearfulness
  • modesty
  • restraint
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How to use bravado in a sentence

He is wearing an expensive-looking winter coat and a MAGA cap clipped to his backpack, and he is full of bravado over his hijinks during the Capitol takeover.
INSIDE THE CAPITOL RIOT: WHAT THE PARLER VIDEOS REVEALBY ALEC MACGILLISJANUARY 17, 2021PROPUBLICA
On the airwaves, Shapiro presents his arguments with an element of bravado — he’s credited with coining the phrase “facts don’t care about your feelings.”
POLITICO BROUGHT BEN SHAPIRO ON AS A ‘PLAYBOOK’ GUEST AUTHOR TO BRING BALANCE. IT BROUGHT A BACKLASH INSTEAD.ELAHE IZADIJANUARY 15, 2021WASHINGTON POST
We have to separate the aspirational from the intentional and determine which of the individuals saying despicable things on the internet are just practicing keyboard bravado, or they actually have the intent to do harm.
SECURITY OFFICIALS FACE THE POSSIBILITY OF A THREAT FROM THE INSIDE ON INAUGURATION DAYKIMBERLY DOZIERJANUARY 14, 2021TIME
As the chopper above the Wharf’s Transit Pier Floating Stage threatened to overwhelm Butler’s voice, her brassy bravado still pierced the autumn air with clarity.
ARENA STAGE RETURNS TO LIVE PERFORMANCES WITH AN OUTDOOR PRODUCTION OF THE ROUSING ‘FANNIE LOU HAMER, SPEAK ON IT!’THOMAS FLOYDOCTOBER 30, 2020WASHINGTON POST
Amid the cocksure bravado of the adventure-sports world, fluidity is read as weakness.
IN PRAISE OF THE ADVENTURE DRESSALISON VAN HOUTENAUGUST 22, 2020OUTSIDE ONLINE
Go hoodles, travel without even the protection of a hood; by way of bravado.
CHAUCER'S WORKS, VOLUME 1 (OF 7) -- ROMAUNT OF THE ROSE; MINOR POEMSGEOFFREY CHAUCER
The answer was given slowly, without any bravado, but whatever energy of life there was in the speaker had gone into it.
MARRIAGE LA MODEMRS. HUMPHRY WARD
He was surrounded with bravado and devilry, with all the disbanded sins of the Flanders regiments.
A CURSORY HISTORY OF SWEARINGJULIAN SHARMAN
The poor little girl had lost her bravado of the night before.
THE DEVILJOSEPH O'BRIEN
Her manner at first is a mixture of alternate shyness and bravado.
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WORDS RELATED TO BRAVADO

  • bluster
  • braggadocio
  • bragging
  • bravado
  • deception
  • delusion
  • facade
  • fake
  • false colors
  • false front
  • feint
  • fraud
  • front
  • humbug
  • jiving
  • lie
  • pretense
  • pretext
  • ruse
  • sham
  • show
  • snow
  • stall
  • subterfuge
  • trick
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