- (pompous talk) bombast
bluster (blusters, present participle blustering; past blustered, past participle blustered)
- To speak or protest loudly.
- When confronted by opposition his reaction was to bluster, which often cowed the meek.
- 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.
- 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.
- Russian: реве́ть