blustering

adjective
blus·​ter·​ing | \ ˈblə-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce blustering (audio) \

Definition of blustering

1 : blowing in stormy gusts blustering winds
2 : speaking loudly and aggressively a blustering bully

Other Words from blustering

blusteringly adverb
This rather prompted the question of why Apple had been so confident of its encryption powers. Was it merely naïve in its belief in its own technical competence? Blusteringly overconfident? — Michael Wolff

First Known Use of blustering

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Blustering.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/blustering. Accessed 2 Jun. 2020.

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