a strong or exaggerated sense of manliness; an assumptive attitude that virility, courage, strength, and entitlement to dominate are attributes or concomitants of masculinity.
a strong or exaggerated sense of power or the right to dominate: The military campaign was an exercise in national machismo.
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How to use machismo in a sentence
Racism and machismo have long been a bitter reality in top-tier sports.
That, in turn, has meant that in a country where machismo is the norm, soccer clubs and players have shunned jerseys with the number 24.
The hard roll has tradition and a kind of inflated machismo behind it, but the truth is, the “G” Man is a thing of beauty no matter what bread you select.
Nature, here, isn’t impressed with masculinity at all, and it’s prepared to smash machismo against its rocks along with anything else.‘Raft of Stars’ takes a cue from Hemingway, then puts a less macho spin on the adventure tale | Mark Athitakis | April 8, 2021 | Washington Post
Lower-level staffers and players, in a sport that still too often values shows of toughness and machismo, seemed to follow the head coach’s lead, Franklin says.A college football coach’s season at war with the coronavirus — and his own school | Kent Babb | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
And yet as Robert Ward discovered, Marvin—for all of his larger-than-life machismo—was surprising in real life.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile | Robert Ward | January 3, 2015 | THE DAILY BEAST
The machismo of Afghan male culture apparently coexists with a little-noted passion for gardening.
Violence against women continues to plague Turkey, and a pioneering new female political party blames Erdogan's machismo.
But it is indeed in Uttar Pradesh that we see the deepest sympathy for this deleterious machismo.
Male machismo might be denting the numbers of donors—but Rambam is fighting back.
machismo was more meaningful to the average estate than education.The Haciendas of Mexico | Paul Alexander Bartlett
British Dictionary definitions for machismo
exaggerated masculine pride
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