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Definition of "bluster" []

  • To blow in loud, violent gusts, as the wind during a storm. (verb-intransitive)
  • To speak in a loudly arrogant or bullying manner. (verb-intransitive)
  • To brag or make loud, empty threats. (verb-intransitive)
  • To force or bully with swaggering threats. (verb-transitive)
  • A violent, gusty wind. (noun)
  • To speak or say loudly or boastfully (verb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • To act in a bullying way (verb)
  • To force or attempt to force (a person) into doing something by behaving thus (verb)
  • (of the wind) to be noisy or gusty (verb)
  • Boisterous talk or action; swagger (noun)
  • Empty threats or protests (noun)
  • A strong wind; gale (noun)

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Use "bluster" in a sentence
  • "When he got older, when he turned into a fully mature male, I used the word bluster for lack of a better one."
  • "MALVEAUX: Well, you know, this is really -- they have heard this kind of what they refer to as bluster before, the kind of very dramatic language by the president -- and rather the insulting language as well."
  • "And the great thing about conservative bluster is that it ages so well. checkinout Says:"