bluster

  • 1 Bluster — may refer to:* Bluster Kong, a character in Donkey Kong Country * Phineas T. Bluster, a character in Howdy Doody * Terra Bluster, a location in Storm Hawks …

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  • 2 Bluster — Blus ter, v. t. To utter, or do, with noisy violence; to force by blustering; to bully. [1913 Webster] He bloweth and blustereth out . . . his abominable blasphemy. Sir T. More. [1913 Webster] As if therewith he meant to bluster all princes into… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Bluster — Blus ter, n. 1. Fitful noise and violence, as of a storm; violent winds; boisterousness. [1913 Webster] To the winds they set Their corners, when with bluster to confound Sea, air, and shore. Milton. [1913 Webster] 2. Noisy and violent or… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 4 bluster — [n] bullying, intimidation bluff, boasting, boisterousness, bombast, braggadocio, bragging, bravado, crowing, rabidity, rampancy, swagger, swaggering; concept 633 bluster [v] bully, intimidate badger, boast, brag, brazen, browbeat, bulldoze*,… …

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  • 5 Bluster — Blus ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blustered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blustering}.] [Allied to blast.] [1913 Webster] 1. To blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, as the weather. [1913 Webster] And ever threatening… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 6 bluster — I (commotion) noun boisterousness, brawl, disturbance, embroilment, eruption, flare up, fracas, frenzy, hubbub, maelstrom, melee, outbreak, outburst, pandemonium, racket, rampage, riot, row, rumpus, scramble, storm, tempest, temptestuousness,… …

    Law dictionary

  • 7 bluster — vb *roar, bellow, bawl, vociferate, clamor, howl, ululate Analogous words: *boast, brag, vaunt, crow: *threaten, menace …

    New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • 8 bluster — ► VERB 1) talk in a loud or aggressive way with little effect. 2) (of wind or rain) blow or beat fiercely and noisily. ► NOUN ▪ blustering talk. DERIVATIVES blusterer noun blustery adjective. ORIGIN …

    English terms dictionary

  • 9 bluster — [blus′tər] vi. [ME blustren, to blow violently < or akin to LowG blüstern, blistern: for IE base see FLUCTUATE] 1. to blow stormily: said of wind 2. to speak or conduct oneself in a noisy, swaggering, or bullying manner vt. 1. to force by… …

    English World dictionary

  • 10 bluster — {{11}}bluster (n.) 1580s, from BLUSTER (Cf. bluster) (v.). {{12}}bluster (v.) late 14c., from a Low German source, Cf. M.L.G. blüstren to blow violently, E.Fris. blüstern to bluster (see BLOW (Cf. blow) (v.1)). Related: Blustered; blustering …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 11 bluster — UK [ˈblʌstə(r)] / US [ˈblʌstər] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms bluster : present tense I/you/we/they bluster he/she/it blusters present participle blustering past tense blustered past participle blustered to speak in an angry or… …

    English dictionary

  • 12 bluster — blusterer, n. blusteringly, adv. blustery, blusterous, adj. blusterously, adv. /blus teuhr/, v.i. 1. to roar and be tumultuous, as wind. 2. to be loud, noisy, or swaggering; utter loud, empty menaces or protests: He blusters about revenge but… …

    Universalium

  • 13 bluster — Synonyms and related words: agitation, bawl, be livid, be pissed, bellow, blast, blow, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over, blow up, bludgeon, bluff, bluster and bluff, bluster out of, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bobbery, boil,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 14 bluster — [[t]blʌ̱stə(r)[/t]] blusters, blustering, blustered VERB If you say that someone is blustering, you mean that they are speaking aggressively but without authority, often because they are angry or offended. [V with quote] That s lunacy, he… …

    English dictionary

  • 15 bluster — verb (I) 1 to speak in a loud, angry way: He was inclined to bluster when his authority was challenged. 2 if the wind blusters, it blows violently bluster noun (U) blustering adjective: blustering wintry weather …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 16 bluster — 1. verb 1) he started blustering about the general election Syn: rant, rave, thunder, bellow, sound off; be overbearing; informal throw one s weight around/about 2) storms bluster in from the sea Syn: blast, gust, storm, roar …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 bluster — 1. noun /ˈblʌs.tə,ˈblʌs.tɚ/ a) Pompous, officious talk. b) A gust of wind. Syn: bombast 2. verb /ˈblʌs.tə,ˈblʌs.tɚ/ …

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  • 18 bluster — blus|ter [ˈblʌstə US ər] v [Date: 1400 1500; Origin: Probably from Middle Low German blüsteren] 1.) [I and T] to speak in a loud angry way that is not really very impressive ▪ That s hardly the point, he blustered. 2.) if the wind blusters, it… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 bluster — [ˈblʌstə] verb [I/T] to speak in an angry or threatening way when you are frightened or nervous bluster noun [U] …

    Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • 20 bluster — blus•ter [[t]ˈblʌs tər[/t]] v. i. 1) to roar and be tumultuous, as wind 2) to be loud, noisy, or swaggering; utter loud, empty threats 3) to force or accomplish by blustering: He blustered his way through the crowd[/ex] 4) boisterous noise and… …

    From formal English to slang


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