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bluster

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verb blus·ter \ˈbləs-tər\

Simple Definition of bluster

  • : to speak in a loud and aggressive or threatening way

  • of wind : to blow loudly and violently

Full Definition of bluster

blus·teredblus·ter·ing play \-t(ə-)riŋ\

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to talk or act with noisy swaggering threats

  3. 2 a :  to blow in stormy noisy gusts b :  to be windy and boisterous

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to utter with noisy self-assertiveness

  6. 2 :  to drive or force by blustering

blus·ter·er play \-tər-ər\ noun
blus·ter·ing·ly play \-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


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bluster

noun blus·ter

Simple Definition of bluster

  • : words that are loud and aggressive

Full Definition of bluster

  1. 1 :  a violent boisterous blowing

  2. 2 :  violent commotion

  3. 3 :  loudly boastful or threatening speech

blus·ter·ous play \-t(ə-)rəs\ adjective
blus·tery play \-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>



1583

First Known Use of bluster

1583



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