blus·​ter·​ing ˈblə-st(ə-)riŋ How to pronounce blustering (audio)
: blowing in stormy gusts
blustering winds
: speaking loudly and aggressively
a blustering bully
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

Word History

First Known Use

1513, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of blustering was in 1513

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“Blustering.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 21 Apr. 2024.

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