- The definition of a bluster is a stormy blowing of air or a noisy commotion.
An example of a bluster is a loud person bumbling into a room.
- Bluster means for wind to blow like a storm, or for someone to speak or act noisily.
An example of bluster is for the wind to blow around lawn furniture.
- to blow stormily: said of wind
- to speak or conduct oneself in a noisy, swaggering, or bullying manner
Origin: Middle English blustren, to blow violently ; from or akin to Low German blüstern, blistern: for Indo-European base see fluctuate
- to force by blustering; bully
- to say noisily and aggressively
- stormy blowing or noisy commotion
- noisy swaggering or bullying talk
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verb blus·tered, blus·ter·ing, blus·ters verb, intransitive
- To blow in loud, violent gusts, as the wind during a storm.
- a. To speak in a loudly arrogant or bullying manner.b. To brag or make loud, empty threats.
- A violent, gusty wind.
- Turbulence or noisy confusion.
- Loud, arrogant speech, often full of empty threats.
Origin: Middle English blusteren, from Middle Low German blüsteren.
- blusˈter·er noun
- blusˈter·y, blusˈter·ous adjective