- Blowing in loud and abrupt bursts.
- Synonyms: blusterous, gusty
- Currently, there are blustery winds blowing in Patagonia.
- 1920, Clara Ingram Judson, Mary Jane’s City Home, New York: Barse & Hopkins, “Lost—One Doll Cart,” p. 117,
- Fortunately, that May morning was bright and sunny; the breeze blew warm from the southland instead of cold and blustery from the lake, and it was the very best kind of a morning possible for being out of doors.
- 1957, Bernard Malamud, The Assistant (novel), New York: Farrar, Straus and Cudahy, Chapter 1, p. 8,
- He wished fleetingly that he could once more be out in the open, as when he was a boy—never in the house, but the sound of the blustery wind frightened him.
- Accompanied by strong wind.
- Synonyms: blowy, blusterous, breezy, squally, stormy, tempestuous, windy
- Today is such a cold blustery day!
- 1918, Willa Cather, My Ántonia, Introduction,
- […] blustery winters with little snow, when the whole country is stripped bare and gray as sheet-iron.
- 1999, Colm Tóibín, The Blackwater Lightship, New York: Scribner, Chapter , p. 88,
- The drizzle became blustery rain as she approached Curracloe.
- (of a person) Pompous or arrogant, especially in one's speech; given to outbursts.
- Synonyms: blustering, blusterous, swaggering
- 1858, Thomas Carlyle, History of Friedrich II of Prussia, London: Chapman and Hall, Volume 1, Book 3, Chapter 12, pp. 295-296,
- William, Duke of Jülich-Cleves-Berg […] seems to have been of a headlong, blustery, uncertain disposition; much tossed about in the controversies of his day.
- 1930, Dashiell Hammett, The Maltese Falcon (novel), New York: Knopf, Chapter 1,
- He talks in a rather loud, blustery way and has a nervous, irritable manner.
- 1937, Lloyd C. Douglas, Forgive Us Our Trespasses, London: Peter Davies, Chapter 16, p. 290,
- Uncle Miles wished only to dodge the issue that had hurled them apart, offering an effusive and blustery hospitality as an alternative to the air-clearing discussion which the situation so urgently called for.
- 1989, Shashi Tharoor, The Great Indian Novel, New York: Arcade, 2011, Chapter 22,
- Vayu was a large, strong, blustery character, full of drive and energy but mercurial in temperament.