bluster


1blus·ter

verb \ˈbləs-tər\

: to speak in a loud and aggressive or threatening way

of wind : to blow loudly and violently

blus·teredblus·ter·ing \-t(ə-)riŋ\

Full Definition of BLUSTER

intransitive verb
1
:  to talk or act with noisy swaggering threats
2
a :  to blow in stormy noisy gusts
b :  to be windy and boisterous
transitive verb
1
:  to utter with noisy self-assertiveness
2
:  to drive or force by blustering
blus·ter·er \-tər-ər\ noun
blus·ter·ing·ly \-t(ə-)riŋ-lē\ adverb

Examples of BLUSTER

  1. He brags and blusters, but he never really does what he says he'll do.
  2. I don't want to hear it! he blustered.
  3. The wind blustered through the valley.

Origin of BLUSTER

Middle English blustren, probably from Middle Low German blüsteren
First Known Use: 15th century

2bluster

noun

: words that are loud and aggressive

Full Definition of BLUSTER

1
:  a violent boisterous blowing
2
:  violent commotion
3
:  loudly boastful or threatening speech
blus·ter·ous \-t(ə-)rəs\ adjective
blus·tery \-t(ə-)rē\ adjective

Examples of BLUSTER

  1. We were all tired of his macho bluster.
  2. <all the bluster in the campaign speech was intended to hide a lack of specifics>

First Known Use of BLUSTER

1583

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