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Meaning of BLUSTER

Pronunciation:  'blustur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a swaggering show of courage
  2. [n]  vain and empty boasting
  3. [n]  a violent gusty wind
  4. [n]  noisy confusion and turbulence; "he was awakened by the bluster of their preparations"
  5. [v]  act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
  6. [v]  show off
  7. [v]  blow hard; be gusty, as of wind; "A southeaster blustered onshore"; "The flames blustered"

BLUSTER is a 7 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: blow, boast, brag, braggadocio, bravado, gas, gasconade, rhodomontade, rodomontade, shoot a line, swagger, swash, swash, tout, vaunt
 See Also: act, amplify, behave, blast, blow, blow, boast, boasting, confusion, crow, do, exaggerate, fanfare, gloat, gust, hyerbolise, hyperbolize, jactitation, magnify, ostentation, overdraw, overstate, puff, self-praise, triumph



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Blus"ter\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blustered}; p. pr. &
    vb. n. {Blustering}.] [Allied to blast.]
    1. To blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be
       windy and boisterous, as the weather.
             And ever-threatening storms Of Chaos blustering
             round.                                --Milton.
    2. To talk with noisy violence; to swagger, as a turbulent or
       boasting person; to act in a noisy, tumultuous way; to
       play the bully; to storm; to rage.
             Your ministerial directors blustered like tragic
             tyrants.                              --Burke.
  2. \Blus"ter\, v. t.
    To utter, or do, with noisy violence; to force by blustering;
    to bully.
          He bloweth and blustereth out . . . his abominable
          blasphemy.                               --Sir T. More.
          As if therewith he meant to bluster all princes into a
          perfect obedience to his commands.       --Fuller.
  3. \Blus"ter\, n.
    1. Fitful noise and violence, as of a storm; violent winds;
             To the winds they set Their corners, when with
             bluster to confound Sea, air, and shore. --Milton.
    2. Noisy and violent or threatening talk; noisy and boastful
       language. --L'Estrange.
    Syn: Noise; boisterousness; tumult; turbulence; confusion;
         boasting; swaggering; bullying.
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