Definition of Blustering

1. Adjective. Blowing in violent and abrupt bursts. "A gusty storm with strong sudden rushes of wind"

Exact synonyms: Blusterous, Blustery
Similar to: Stormy
Derivative terms: Bluster, Bluster



Definition of Blustering

1. a. Exhibiting noisy violence, as the wind; stormy; tumultuous.

Definition of Blustering

1. Noun. The process of blustering. ¹

2. Adjective. Engaged in the process of blustering. ¹

3. Adjective. Pompous or arrogant in one's speech or bearing. ¹

4. Verb. (present participle of bluster) ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blustering

1. bluster [v] - See also: bluster

Lexicographical Neighbors of Blustering

blushfulness
blushing
blushing(a)
blushing mushroom
blushingly
blushings
blushless
blusht
blushy
bluster
blustered
blusterer
blusterers
blusteriness
blustering
blustering(a)
blusteringly
blusterings
blusterous
blusters
blustery
blustrous
blutchers
blutwurst
blutwursts
blvd.
bly
blype
blypes

Literary usage of Blustering

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

1. Old Virginia and Her Neighbours by John Fiske (1897)
"Of actual tyranny there was not much in his administration, but his blustering tongue would give utterance to extravagant speeches whereat company would sit ..."

2. A Concordance to the English Poems of Thomas Gray by Albert Stanburrough Cook, Concordance Society (1908)
"30. Blushed. Our mother-church, . . . Blush'd Toph. 6. Blushes. quench the blushes of ingenuous shame, K!. 70. Blushing. Blustering. ..."

3. Rural Rides: In the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hants, Berks, Oxford by William Cobbett (1885)
"This is the clever, the profound, the blustering, too, and, above all things, " the high spirited " Mr. Canning. However, more of this, hereafter. ..."

4. The Historical Writings of John Fiske by John Fiske (1902)
"Of actual tyranny there was not much in his administration, but his blustering tongue would give utterance to extravagant speeches whereat company would sit ..."

5. Heroes and Heroines of Fiction: Modern Prose and Poetry by William Shepard Walsh (1914)
"He is killed at Waterloo. O'Shanter, Tarn, hero and title of a poem (1790) by Robert Burns. According to his wife Tarn was: A blethering, blustering, ..."

6. The Natural History of Selborne by Gilbert White (1901)
"... and blustering cold north-east winds, they immediately withdrew, absconding for several days, till the weather gave them better encouragement. ..."

7. Paris and the Parisians in 1835 by Frances Milton Trollope (1836)
"First Day of the Trials—Much blustering, but no riot.—All alarm subsided. — Proposal for inviting Lord Bm to plead at the Trial. ..."

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