Bluster meaning

blŭstər
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.

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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.

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To blow in loud, violent gusts, as the wind during a storm.
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To force or bully with swaggering threats.
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A violent, gusty wind.
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Turbulence or noisy confusion.
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Loud, arrogant speech, often full of empty threats.
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To blow stormily.
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To speak or conduct oneself in a noisy, swaggering, or bullying manner.
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To force by blustering; bully.
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To say noisily and aggressively.
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Stormy blowing or noisy commotion.
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Noisy swaggering or bullying talk.
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A gust of wind.
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Fitful noise and violence.
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To speak or protest loudly.

When confronted by opposition his reaction was to bluster, which often cowed the meek.

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To act or speak in an unduly threatening manner.
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To blow in strong or sudden gusts.
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Origin of bluster

  • Middle English blusteren from Middle Low German blüsteren

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Middle Low German blüstren (“to blow violently”)

    From Wiktionary