bluster definition

  • verb-intransitive:
    • To blow in loud, violent gusts, due to the fact wind during a storm.
    • To talk in a loudly arrogant or bullying manner.
    • To brag or make noisy, vacant threats.
    • To strike fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to-be windy and boisterous, due to the fact weather condition.
    • To talk to noisy violence; to swagger, as a turbulent or featuring individual; to behave in a noisy, tumultuous means; to try out the bully; to storm; to rage.
  • verb-transitive:
    • To force or bully with swaggering threats.
    • To utter, or do, with loud assault; to make by blustering; to bully.
  • noun:
    • A violent, gusty wind.
    • Turbulence or noisy confusion.
    • Loud, arrogant message, usually saturated in empty threats.
    • Pompous, officious talk.
    • A gust of wind.
    • Fitful noise and physical violence.
    • Fitful sound and assault, by a storm; violent winds; boisterousness.
    • Noisy and violent or harmful talk; noisy and boastful language.
    • The sound of a storm or of violent wind; fun; a gust.
    • A boisterous blast, or loud tumultuous sound.
    • loud but vacant talk or menace; swagger; boisterous self-assertion.
    • Synonyms Turbulence, boasting, bragging, bullying.
    • a swaggering program of nerve
    • a violent gusty wind
    • vain and vacant boasting
    • loud confusion and turbulence
  • verb:
    • To talk or protest loudly.
    • to behave or talk in an unduly harmful manner.
    • To blow in strong or unexpected gusts.
    • blow hard; be gusty, by wind
    • show off
    • work in an arrogant, very self-assured, or conceited fashion
  • others:
    • To roar and start to become tumultuous, as wind; blow boisterously: as, the storm blusters without.
    • to-be loud, loud, or swaggering; swagger, as a turbulent or featuring person; complete loud vacant menaces or protests.
    • [Only in ME.; perhaps an unusual word. Cf. LG. blustern, blistern, flutter in alarm.] To wander or run about aimlessly.
    • To compel or force by simple bluster.
    • To utter with bluster, or with noise and physical violence: generally speaking without having or forth.

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