bravery vs bravado vs bravura

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  • 1) Being brave, courageousness.
  • 2) countable A brave act.
  • 3) The condition or quality of being brave; courage.
  • 4) Splendor or magnificence; show.
  • 5) obsolete The act of braving; defiance; bravado.
  • 6) The quality of being brave; fearless; intrepidity.
  • 7) obsolete A showy person; a fine gentleman; a beau.
  • 8) Splendor; magnificence; showy appearance; ostentation; fine dress.
  • 9) Show; ostentation; parade.
  • 10) A showy person.
  • 11) Showiness; splendor; magnificence.
  • 12) The quality of being brave; courage; heroism; undaunted spirit; intrepidity; gallantry; fearlessness.
  • 13) Synonyms Valor, daring, pluck, boldness, mettle, audacity. For comparison, see brave.
  • 14) Bravado; boast.


  • 1) A swaggering show of defiance or courage.
  • 2) A false show of courage.
  • 3) A show of bravery or defiance, often in order to make a false impression or mislead someone.
  • 4) Boastful and threatening behavior; a boastful menace.
  • 5) a swaggering show of courage
  • 6) Pretentious boldness or bravery; arrogant or boastful menace; swaggering defiance.
  • 7) One who indulges in boastful and arrogant menaces.
  • 8) Arrogantly bold or menacing; said or done in bravado: as, “bravado bets,”


  • 1) a display of daring
  • 2) music a highly technical or difficult piece, usually written for effect
  • 3) A piece or passage that emphasizes a performer's virtuosity.
  • 4) A showy manner or display.
  • 5) Brilliant technique or style in performance.
  • 6) (Mus.) A florid, brilliant style of music, written for effect, to show the range and flexibility of a singer's voice, or the technical force and skill of a performer; virtuoso music.
  • 7) a florid air demanding brilliant execution.
  • 8) brilliant and showy technical skill
  • 9) In painting, vigorous, brilliant treatment in both color and technique.
  • 10) In music, a florid air, requiring great force and spirit in the performer, and serving to display his or her power, flexibility of voice, and distinctness of articulation.
  • 11) overly showy; ostentatious
  • 12) Music Of, relating to, or being a brilliant performance technique or style.
  • 13) In music, spirited; florid; brilliant: as, a bravura air: chiefly applied to vocal compositions, but occasionally to instrumetnal.


  • 1) I commend her for the immense bravery she has shown throughout the investigation.
  • 2) Maybe your little one has done something special, shown exceptional bravery or just been extra nice this year.
  • 3) Fry stood firm, stirring his men by example; he showed outstanding bravery and resolution.
  • 4) Not only for his bravery and courage, but also for his charity work since leaving the RAF.
  • 5) To come and share their experience with us shows great bravery and character.
  • 6) We remember the incredible bravery of those men and women.
  • 7) Two teachers at the cinema showed amazing bravery.
  • 8) We just need to show a bit more courage and bravery to make things happen.
  • 9) Police praised the bravery of members of the public who had stopped the pair.
  • 10) This book deserves a medal for bravery.
  • 11) It has also observed examples of great bravery and of selflessness.
  • 12) My players have an incredible sense of bravery and belief.
  • 13) This medal was given to soldiers who had shown bravery on the battlefield.
  • 14) Many more received other major awards for bravery in battle.
  • 15) The example of her courage and bravery is a lesson to us all.
  • 16) The models who let them loose on their locks deserve a medal for bravery.
  • 17) It recognises the incredible acts of bravery by courageous members of our armed forces.
  • 18) He showed bravery in returning after four knee operations and left with dignity yesterday.
  • 19) Making awards for bravery is an imprecise science.
  • 20) Those who had worked with him said that his insouciance belied great bravery in the face of danger.
  • 21) The police praised victims' bravery for reporting the crimes.
  • 22) You may need to find courage and bravery to go into what may be uncharted seas and no book can give you that.
  • 23) Instead of attacking her, they ought to praise her bravery in speaking out.
  • 24) In the War of Independence, an heroic feat of strength and bravery is performed by Juan Valdivia near the city of Zacatecas.
  • 25) You search for courage, but the bravery is fading.
  • 26) They remind us that bravery is not just the willingness to fight on the battlefield, but the willingness to fight for what's right.
  • 27) Perhaps if you did some work on the subject, you would realise that the real bravery is exhibited by those TS/TG people who live in another gender role, in a country where kneejerk transphobic reactions – like yours – are not only tolerated, but given airtime on national television.
  • 28) His bravery is never questioned by those friends who are aware of the Mill Valley episode.
  • 29) They can draw on reserves we never knew existed and teach lessons in bravery and determination we never expected.
  • 30) So too much bravery is put into Moklan, and the bravery spills over.
  • 31) You may be unafraid, Mr. Larsen, but you must grant that the bravery is mine.
  • 32) ‘The officers showed tremendous courage and bravery in tackling a very difficult situation.’
  • 33) ‘She taught us the deepest meaning of love, respect, compassion, courage and bravery.’
  • 34) ‘Anyone who can has to be admired for they have a strength of character and bravery which I do not possess.’
  • 35) ‘Against good international defences that takes nerve, bravery and no little skill.’
  • 36) ‘The bomb squad duly came and defused the bomb, and Grandpa was given a medal for his bravery.’
  • 37) ‘It's all very well to liken a restaurant to the army, but mess cooks seldom win medals for bravery.’
  • 38) ‘He was the last to leave and was rightly awarded the British Empire Medal for his bravery.’
  • 39) ‘The heroic policeman who saved a baby from the wrecked car will receive a medal in recognition of his bravery.’
  • 40) ‘I saw a news report the other night which contained coverage of awards for bravery.’
  • 41) ‘The concept of bravery is being thrown around at random, with little thought given to what exactly we mean.’
  • 42) ‘They made it back with a combination of bravery, tenacity and good fortune.’
  • 43) ‘Warminster Library is to host a special party for D-Day veterans to spread their tales of bravery.’
  • 44) ‘Nobody would ever question his work ethic or his bravery but he's now combining that with some lovely play.’
  • 45) ‘He paid tribute to their bravery in giving evidence despite attempts at bribery and intimidation.’
  • 46) ‘A lovable rogue has been recognised for his bravery nearly 100 years after his death.’
  • 47) ‘Who thought we'd witness that kind of bravery in the name of this project?’
  • 48) ‘The crowd loved this display of clowning bravery and the modern bullfight was born.’
  • 49) ‘I really salute his bravery to tell it like it is within the leadership of the ruling party.’
  • 50) ‘In truth, the other figures in the square are all distinguished by the kind of bravery that used to appeal to us more.’
  • 51) ‘Those who demonstrate bravery and take a stand through the proper channels should be celebrated.’


  • 1) He has a confidence and a bravado that gives me confidence in him.
  • 2) He has exhibited no swagger or bravado about what happened and represents a low risk of reoffending.
  • 3) It is amazing where male bravado can get you.
  • 4) Unless you give some sort of rough chance, your apparent confidence is just bravado.
  • 5) This could have been an empty sort of tale, full of bravado and male hormones.
  • 6) Yet all the horror seems a disgusting display of bravado, disconnected from the men themselves.
  • 7) His arrogant courtroom displays of bravado ended when he reached the high-security jail.
  • 8) You might dismiss that as youthful bravado, only he is so good at his chosen sport.
  • 9) You have bravado, a false confidence at that age.
  • 10) And how much, anyway, was male bravado an attempt to impress his teenage daughters?
  • 11) Whether it's youthful bravado or not, we ignore this warning at our peril.
  • 12) In my early days, I was good at covering up my genuine fears and insecurities with sheer bravado.
  • 13) If there is one lesson that comes through loud and clear in Everest, it is that confidence and bravado are not enough to cheat death.
  • 14) Like most things about fake dr hunt, the bravado is transparently false.
  • 15) Yeah ... bravado from a guy who never served under arms ... the great desk chair warrior has spoken!
  • 16) And they are given to the rulers and the ruling classes, not in bravado, not to frighten them, but for them to consider more deeply the spirit and nature of this world revolution.
  • 17) Also, Graham realized that the turning of her head and the waving of her arm was only partly in bravado, was more in aesthetic wisdom of the picture she composed, and was, most of all, sheer joy of daring and emprise of the blood and the flesh and the life that was she.
  • 18) I respect John McCain for his service and patriotism, but not for his failure to look through a contemporary lens at the Iraq war rather than through a lens tainted by the posturing bravado from the scars of a VIetnam-era worldview.
  • 19) And Dutrow, known in horse racing for his bravado, is doing well enough as a trainer that he's planning to wager $100,000 on Big Brown, a 3-1 favorite.
  • 20) The difference here from the fool's paradise of hip-hop bravado is that it's all too real, and that the protagonists who confide in Asger Leth are now all dead.
  • 21) She chose the word bravado and those two things - the word bravado and the photograph of the men dancing - would inspire and then form her song.
  • 22) It uses elements of music, and it uses the word bravado, and it references the picture, and might not be anything people won't listen to, but at least, you know, I say it will be pleasant.
  • 23) ‘Swagger and arrogance is all very well but until that huge European Cup is hoisted aloft it is merely bluster and bravado.’
  • 24) ‘Amid all the glorious fanfares and bravado there will be some frightened and anxious people.’
  • 25) ‘He has the swagger and bravado - the coloured hair and the flash motor.’
  • 26) ‘He had certainly done his best to conceal it with his bluster and bravado and big bad persona.’
  • 27) ‘His swaggering bravado has turned me and a number of people I know way off.’
  • 28) ‘The purity of the opening segment has slipped away, replaced by bravado and swagger.’
  • 29) ‘They spun around in the car parks and many of the cars had two guys out the back windows holding hands across the roof in a show of bravado.’
  • 30) ‘Faking bravado, I wave my hands about as a shopper walks by, and call out that I'm being prevented from leaving.’
  • 31) ‘My friend thought he had beaten a rapid retreat after the initial, face-saving show of bravado.’
  • 32) ‘It's for bravado or to be cool, but it inevitably ends in disaster.’
  • 33) ‘Despite such bravado, oil prices rose to near-record highs in trading as jittery markets reacted to the alert.’
  • 34) ‘Later, alcohol-fuelled bravado saw him insist that he could do a better job than his friend driving to a nightclub.’
  • 35) ‘We recognise the familiar cushions and head rests, the trepidation of take-off and disguise of bravado.’
  • 36) ‘The sheer bravado of its bid, and the unconfined joy with which its success was greeted, was evidence of a city with attitude.’
  • 37) ‘He manages to steal the film, even next to various scenery-chewers' bits of bravado.’
  • 38) ‘The voices are loud and harsh, reflecting anxiety and bravado in equal parts.’
  • 39) ‘The fans are awestruck and their earlier bravado quickly disappears.’
  • 40) ‘Quite the reverse, in fact, with his bravado hiding basic insecurities.’
  • 41) ‘She ignored them, bolstered by her own sense of bravado and spurred on by the belief that everyone is a masochist in one way or another.’
  • 42) ‘The lawyer bobbed and weaved, then fielded questions with a touch of his own unique brand of bravado.’


  • 1) She projects her deepest feelings into bravura performances.
  • 2) It capped another bravura performance in a season in which he is reaching new heights.
  • 3) This is a piece of bravura acting.
  • 4) The recital ended with a blazing bravura display.
  • 5) It is the wit that does the real damage in this bravura display of finely controlled outrage.
  • 6) It was a bravura performance from a man who crafted himself as a maverick and remains hugely popular.
  • 7) It was a bravura performance.
  • 8) Bale needed a bravura performance against Madrid's most intense rivals.
  • 9) The Broken Road includes a number of bravura set pieces.
  • 10) Yet his bravura display in Australia was no flash in the pan, rather a return to form.
  • 11) The men erupt in a macho display of technical bravura that builds (to drums) as if they are possessed.
  • 12) That afternoon she gave a bravura performance in the Commons, as she held back the feelings of hurt and betrayal that she inevitably experienced.
  • 13) If you read aloud his best passages, which are written in what he calls his bravura style, you have a near approach to the music of the organ.
  • 14) The Observations is an astonishing imaginative feat, brilliantly written in bravura, bawdy style ...
  • 15) On the roof of an opposite house are two cats, performing what an amateur of music might perhaps call a bravura duet; near them appears
  • 16) Rarely does a short film display the kind of bravura visual imagination found in “Evelyn: The Cutest Evil Dead Girl”.
  • 17) The kind of bravura, firecracker performance that weary lobby correspondents had thought had long since been consigned to the romance of history.
  • 18) In everything that Mr. Smith attempts, in all his "bravura" passages, serious or comic, one is always shocked by some affectation or absurdity; something in direct defiance of all those principles which have been established by the authority of the best critics, and the example of the best writers: indeed, bad taste seems to be Mr. Smith's evil genius, both as to sentiment and expression.
  • 19) She is looking forward to the ceremony, when she plans to raise the bar for awards winners everywhere with a bravura performance of wheezing - culminating in her giving her acceptance speech from the back of an ambulance while on a ventilator.
  • 20) The actors complement each other perfectly rather than provide a contest and Boyle's production is a bravura triumph in which Mark Tildesley's design provides a whole series of visual coups.
  • 21) As a soldier, he exhibited a level of bravery and bravura generally reserved for war movies and folklore.
  • 22) ‘The album's final song, then, is also its centerpiece, summarizing its narrative and musical arcs in one bravura performance.’
  • 23) ‘It's another bravura performance by the master of the police procedural.’
  • 24) ‘Indeed, his work has actually been criticised for placing too great an emphasis on bravura technical skills at the expense of these other properties.’
  • 25) ‘Its dazzling chiaroscuro and painterly bravura surpass his earlier performances.’
  • 26) ‘The Yankees wore caps honouring New York rescue workers and put singing firemen and policemen at home plate to give bravura performances of national anthems official and unofficial.’
  • 27) ‘Bogosian's demanding, bravura performance truly runs the full gamut of emotions and really adds dimension and depth to what could have been a totally one-note character and role.’
  • 28) ‘Before this point's reached, however, we see Medea's conflicting impulses in a performance of bravura strength and delicacy, yet darkly lit with moments of mordant humour.’
  • 29) ‘It certainly benefits from the addition of qualities previously rare in his work: robust pacing, greater narrative coherence and a series of bravura performances.’
  • 30) ‘Their bravura performances never came about from actually working off each other, they simply found the heart and soul of their characters from the material.’
  • 31) ‘Part of the delight of watching her pivot gracefully from steely composure to histrionic distress comes from the feeling of witnessing two bravura performances at once.’
  • 32) ‘We celebrate seven weeks of nail-biting finishes and bravura performances that made the sporting summer of 2005 so glorious and so unforgettable’
  • 33) ‘I'm not surprised by her bravura performance.’
  • 34) ‘I feel a little churlish raising this because they were certainly an enjoyable pair to watch and undoubtedly gave everything to achieve really bravura performances.’
  • 35) ‘Tom turns in another bravura performance in this movie, even if his role for the most part calls for more endurance than acting.’
  • 36) ‘He had won the British Grand Prix 48 hours previously with a series of bravura performances, outrageous even.’
  • 37) ‘We peer through it into another world, while we applaud its bravura performance in this one.’
  • 38) ‘Barber's boundless melodic inspiration takes inspired flight from the surging opening movement through the moving, poignant Andante and rousing bravura finale.’
  • 39) ‘When reading, hearing or viewing art, we are drawn to bravura performances, I think, by an essentially primitive approval of self-possession wherever it may be found.’
  • 40) ‘It was an Oscar-winning, bravura performance.’
  • 41) ‘I didn't have a clue about what Jim was saying, and I'm not sure Mr. Coe did either, but at the end of his bravura performance I got my grade changed.’

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