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bluster

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of bluster

  1. 1 boastful speech or writing <all the bluster in the campaign speech was intended to hide a lack of specifics> Synonyms bombast, brag, braggadocio, bull [slang], cockalorum, fanfaronade, gas, gasconade, grandiloquence, hot air, magniloquence, rant, rodomontade (also rhodomontade)Related Words oratory, rhapsody, rhetoric; pomposity, turgidity, wind; bloviation, verbosity, windiness; babble, blab, chatter, drivel, gabble, gibber, gibberish, jabber, prattle; jawing, patter, prating, yammering; egotism, self-conceit, self-importance, swagger, vaunt

  2. 2 loud, confused, and usually inharmonious sound <I can't work with all the bluster in here> Synonyms babel, blare, noise, bowwow, brawl, bruit [archaic], cacophony, chatter, clamor, clangor, decibel(s), din, discordance, katzenjammer, racket, rattle, roarRelated Words discord, dissonance; commotion, furor, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly-burly, rumpus, tumult, uproar; clatter, jangle; bang, blast, boom, clap, crack, crashNear Antonyms calm, hush, lull; quietude, serenity, tranquillity (or tranquility)Antonyms quiet, silence, silentness, still, stillness

  3. 3 a state of noisy, confused activity <a mayor who got things done without a lot of bluster and self-serving publicity> Synonyms ado, alarums and excursions, ballyhoo, blather, commotion, bobbery, bother, bustle, clatter, clutter [chiefly dialect], coil, corroboree [Australian], disturbance, do [chiefly dialect], foofaraw, fun, furor, furore, fuss, helter-skelter, hoo-ha (also hoo-hah), hoopla, hubble-bubble, hubbub, hullabaloo, hurly, hurly-burly, hurricane, hurry, hurry-scurry (or hurry-skurry), kerfuffle [chiefly British], moil, pandemonium, pother, row, ruckus, ruction, rumpus, shindy, splore [Scottish], squall, stew, stir, storm, to-do, tumult, turmoil, uproar, welter, whirl, williwaw, zooRelated Words cacophony, clamor, din, howl, hue and cry, noise, outcry, racket, roar; disorder, unrest, upheaval; eruption, flare-up, flurry, flutter, outbreak, outburst; brawl, fracas, fray, hassle, melee (also mêlée), scuffle; dither, fever, fret, lather, tizzyNear Antonyms calm, hush, peace, quiet, quietude, rest, stillness, tranquillity (or tranquility); order, orderliness




bluster

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bluster

  1. to talk loudly and wildly <the rude customer blustered and yelled threats about lawsuits, but eventually left> Synonyms rant, fulminate, huff, rave, spoutRelated Words sound off, speak out, speak up; blare, blurt out, bolt; bloviate, blow, declaim, harangue, mouth (off), orate, pontificate; carry on, rage, storm, take onNear Antonyms grunt, murmur, mutter, slur; breathe, whisper





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