Definition of Bluster

1. Noun. Noisy confusion and turbulence. "He was awakened by the bluster of their preparations"

Generic synonyms: Confusion



2. Verb. Blow hard; be gusty, as of wind. "The flames blustered"
Generic synonyms: Blow

3. Noun. A swaggering show of courage.
Exact synonyms: Bravado
Generic synonyms: Fanfare, Flash, Ostentation

4. Verb. Show off.

5. Noun. A violent gusty wind.
Generic synonyms: Blast, Blow, Gust
Derivative terms: Blusterous, Blustery

6. Verb. Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner.
Exact synonyms: Swagger, Swash
Generic synonyms: Act, Behave, Do
Derivative terms: Blusterer, Swaggerer

7. Noun. Vain and empty boasting.

Definition of Bluster

1. v. i. To blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, as the weather.

2. v. t. To utter, or do, with noisy violence; to force by blustering; to bully.

3. n. Fitful noise and violence, as of a storm; violent winds; boisterousness.

Definition of Bluster

1. Noun. Pompous, officious talk. ¹

2. Noun. A gust of wind. ¹

3. Noun. Fitful noise and violence. ¹

4. Verb. To speak or protest loudly. ¹

5. Verb. To act or speak in an unduly threatening manner. ¹

6. Verb. To blow in strong or sudden gusts. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bluster

1. to blow violently [v -ED, -ING, -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bluster

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blusheth
blushets
blushful
blushfully
blushfulness
blushing
blushing(a)
blushing bride
blushing mushroom
blushingly
blushings
blushless
blusht
blushy
bluster (current term)
blustered
blusterer
blusterers
blusteriness
blustering
blustering(a)
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blusterings
blusterous
blusters
blustery
blustrous
blutchers
blutwurst

Literary usage of Bluster

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Political Writings by Richard Cobden (1868)
"EMPTY bluster OF " THE TIMES. share in the war, that, although the bounty has been twice raised, the standard as often lowered, and the time of service ..."

2. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1865)
"—President Davis's bluster.—His Two Faces.—Moral Effects of Submission to Yankee Outrage.—The Rival Administrations in December 1868. ..."

3. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"But the meaning that now overshadows all others makes it an adjective to denote, specifically, the brag and bluster of a certain kind of American oratory. ..."

4. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1678 A main part of [a bum-bailiff's] office is to swear and bluster at their trembling prisoners, and cry, " Confound us, why do we wait ? Let us shop him. ..."

5. Political Recollections, 1840 to 1872 by George Washington Julian (1884)
"Taylor and the Wil- mot proviso—Slave-holding bluster—Compromise resolutions of Clay, and retreat of Northern Whigs—Visit to Gen. ..."

6. Political Writings by Richard Cobden (1868)
"EMPTY bluster OF " THE TIMES. share in the war, that, although the bounty has been twice raised, the standard as often lowered, and the time of service ..."

7. Southern History of the War by Edward Alfred Pollard (1865)
"—President Davis's bluster.—His Two Faces.—Moral Effects of Submission to Yankee Outrage.—The Rival Administrations in December 1868. ..."

8. Handy-book of Literary Curiosities by William Shepard Walsh (1892)
"But the meaning that now overshadows all others makes it an adjective to denote, specifically, the brag and bluster of a certain kind of American oratory. ..."

9. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"1678 A main part of [a bum-bailiff's] office is to swear and bluster at their trembling prisoners, and cry, " Confound us, why do we wait ? Let us shop him. ..."

10. Political Recollections, 1840 to 1872 by George Washington Julian (1884)
"Taylor and the Wil- mot proviso—Slave-holding bluster—Compromise resolutions of Clay, and retreat of Northern Whigs—Visit to Gen. ..."

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