One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
(of a man or his behaviour) exceptionally tough or aggressive.‘the Ramboesque, self-styled warrior who commanded the protest movement’
brave, courageous, bold, valiant, valorous, fearless, plucky, macho, manful, intrepid, daring, lionhearted, heroic, gallant, chivalrous, swashbuckling, adventurous, stout-hearted, stout, dauntless, doughty, mettlesome, resolute, determined, stalwartView synonyms
- ‘He has made a healthy living peddling his Ramboesque tale.’
- ‘Simply using violence to enforce your juvenile ramboesque desire for vengenace and retribution is not the norm.’
- ‘They are ready to condemn everyone for cowardice when they are captured by the enemy and fail to behave in what they consider a properly Rambo-esque manner.’
- ‘The actor's struggle to keep his Rambo-esque figure at 60 was revealed when an Australian court charged him with importing 48 vials of a human growth hormone said to reduce the signs of ageing.’
- ‘I wonder if his musty, Ramboesque rhetoric was lost on the president, who only minutes before had promised a "humane and compassionate response to drug use."’
- ‘The photographs clearly have a weekend warrior, Rambo-esque aura about them.’
1980s: from Rambo + -esque.
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