As nouns the difference between bravado and machismo
is that bravado
is a swaggering show of defiance or courage while machismo
is exaggerated masculinity.
A swaggering show of defiance or courage.
A false show of courage.
- The angry customer stood in the middle of the showroom and voiced his complaints with loud bravado .
* Germaine Greer:
- The tragedy of machismo is that a man is never quite man enough.
* femismo (rare)