Definitions for: Bluster

[n] a swaggering show of courage
[n] vain and empty boasting
[n] a violent gusty wind
[n] noisy confusion and turbulence; "he was awakened by the bluster of their preparations"
[v] act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
[v] show off
[v] blow hard; be gusty, as of wind; "A southeaster blustered onshore"; "The flames blustered"

Webster (1913) Definition: Blus"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Blustered; p. pr. &
vb. n. Blustering.] [Allied to blast.]
1. To blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be
windy and boisterous, as the weather.

And ever-threatening storms Of Chaos blustering
round. --Milton.

2. To talk with noisy violence; to swagger, as a turbulent or
boasting person; to act in a noisy, tumultuous way; to
play the bully; to storm; to rage.

Your ministerial directors blustered like tragic
tyrants. --Burke.

Blus"ter, v. t.
To utter, or do, with noisy violence; to force by blustering;
to bully.

He bloweth and blustereth out . . . his abominable
blasphemy. --Sir T. More.

As if therewith he meant to bluster all princes into a
perfect obedience to his commands. --Fuller.

Blus"ter, n.
1. Fitful noise and violence, as of a storm; violent winds;

To the winds they set Their corners, when with
bluster to confound Sea, air, and shore. --Milton.

2. Noisy and violent or threatening talk; noisy and boastful
language. --L'Estrange.

Syn: Noise; boisterousness; tumult; turbulence; confusion;
boasting; swaggering; bullying.

Synonyms: blow, boast, brag, braggadocio, bravado, gas, gasconade, rhodomontade, rodomontade, shoot a line, swagger, swash, swash, tout, vaunt

See Also: act, amplify, behave, blast, blow, blow, boast, boasting, confusion, crow, do, exaggerate, fanfare, gloat, gust, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, jactitation, magnify, ostentation, overdraw, overstate, puff, self-praise, triumph

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