He knows that bravado just works with certain kinds of people, his “target segment,” as the business school put it.
They have a great sense of performance, bravado, and audacity.
But this was classical Chinese bravado, or “offensive deterrence.”
And that fear was fueled by ignorance, bravado, misinformation, history, and even popular culture.
Zaharchenko on Friday night projected defiance rather than bravado, no doubt buoyed by the Moscow-sent materiel and fighters.
I used that bravado stunt, and though its all right nowyet it made him a lot of bother.
This sight, instead of discouraging Frank, made him assume an air of bravado.
He was afraid of this strange young man who seemed so daring and yet had an effect of bravado rather than guilt.
His voice had lost its bravado, and had taken on a fawning note.
Men will carry off curiosity with various kinds of laughter and bravado, just as they will carry off drunkenness or bankruptcy.