Definition of badassery in US English:

badassery

noun

North American
informal
  • Behavior, characteristics, or actions regarded as formidably impressive.

    ‘few of us can attain her level of badassery’
    • ‘The scene is a bravura sequence of crackerjack tension, demonstrating our hero's quick thinking and street smarts in addition to his already-known badassery.’
    • ‘Afterwards, even though most of the episode revolved around Xander's feelings of inferiority, he feels no need to mention the escapade to his friends to prove his badassery.’
    • ‘Most important, he learned how to make and shoot arrows (no clue yet as to where he got his awesome bow) plus develops some cat-quick jumping skills that he mixes in with all kinds of non-gun-related badassery.’
    • ‘Look, this won't be a revelatory experience, but if you're in the mood for some throwback badassery - the sort of gritty, grounded "action" show that just doesn't get made anymore - Mannix might just be worth your time.’
    • ‘I've come to realize that different people have a different perception of what badassery is all about.’
    • ‘The $20 million film opened to a strong $24.7 million, but thanks to amazing word of mouth and sheer curiosity at the relentless over-the-top badassery, the film chugged all the way to $145 million.’
    • ‘He's always a reliable bet if you need someone to give a cast a much-needed injection of badassery.’
    • ‘I am just hella impressed by her badassery.’
    • ‘Being useful is always less important to her than getting to strut her stuff and show off her badassery.’
    • ‘Ready for some heavy guitar badassery to rock out the rest of your day to?’
    coercion, compulsion, constraint, duress, oppression, enforcement, harassment, intimidation, threats, pressure, pressurization, influence
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Pronunciation

badassery

/ˈbadˌasərē/