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bluster

noun

1 bluster

Noisy confusion and turbulence.

Roget 885: insolence; haughtiness etc. adj.; arrogance, airs; overbearance; domineering etc. v.; tyranny etc. 739.    ... show more

Roget 173: violence, inclemency, vehemence, might, impetuosity; boisterousness etc. adj.; effervescence, ebullition; turbulence, bluster; uproar, callithump [U.S.], ... show more



2 bluster

A swaggering show of courage.

synonym: bravado.

Dutch: bravade

3 bluster

A violent gusty wind.

4 bluster

Vain and empty boasting.

synonyms: braggadocio, rhodomontade, rodomontade.

Dutch: opschepperij
Polish: fanfaronada

verb

1 bluster

Blow hard; be gusty, as of wind.

Roget 173: be violent etc. adj.; run high; ferment, effervesce; romp, rampage, go on a rampage; run wild, run amuck, run riot; break the peace; rush, ... show more

Roget 715: defy, dare, beard; brave etc. (courage) 861; bid defiance to; set at defiance, set at naught; hurl defiance at; dance the war dance, beat the war drums; ... show more

Roget 909: threat, threaten; menace; snarl, growl, gnarl, mutter, bark, bully.    defy etc. 715; intimidate ... show more

2 bluster

Show off.

synonyms: blow, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt.

Dutch: bluffen, grootspreken, ophakken, opscheppen, opsnijden, patsen, pochen, snoeven

3 bluster

Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner.

synonyms: swagger, swash.

Roget 885: be insolent etc. adj.; bluster, vapor, swagger, swell, give oneself airs, snap one's fingers, kick up a dust; swear etc. (affirm) ... show more


Moby thesaurus: agitation, bawl, be livid, be pissed, bellow, blast, blow, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over, blow up, bludgeon, bluff, bluster and bluff, bluster out of, boast, boastfulness, boasting, bobbery, boil ... show more.

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