bluster
Pronunciation
  • (British) IPA: /ˈblʌs.tə/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈblʌs.tɚ/
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Noun

bluster

  1. Pompous, officious talk.
  2. A gust of wind.
  3. Fitful noise and violence.
Synonyms Translations Translations Verb

bluster (blusters, present participle blustering; past blustered, past participle blustered)

  1. To speak or protest loudly.
    When confronted by opposition his reaction was to bluster, which often cowed the meek.
  2. To act or speak in an unduly threatening manner.
    • Your ministerial directors blustered like tragic tyrants.
    • He bloweth and blustereth out […] his abominable blasphemy.
    • As if therewith he meant to bluster all princes into a perfect obedience to his commands.
  3. To blow in strong or sudden gusts.
    • 1667, John Milton, “Book 3”, in Paradise Lost. A Poem Written in Ten Books, London: Printed [by Samuel Simmons], and are to be sold by Peter Parker […] [a]nd by Robert Boulter […] [a]nd Matthias Walker, […], OCLC 228722708 ↗; republished as Paradise Lost in Ten Books: The Text Exactly Reproduced from the First Edition of 1667: […], London: Basil Montagu Pickering […], 1873, OCLC 230729554 ↗:
      And ever-threatening storms / Of Chaos blustering round.
Translations
  • Russian: реве́ть



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