What does bluster mean?

bluster meaning in General Dictionary

Fitful noise and physical violence as of a storm violent winds boisterousness

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  • To utter or do with loud violence to force by blustering to bully
  • blow hard; be gusty, since wind
  • show off
  • work in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited way
  • vain and empty boasting
  • a violent gusty wind
  • loud confusion and turbulence
  • a swaggering show of courage
  • To strike fitfully with assault and sound, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, whilst the weather condition.
  • To consult with loud assault; to swagger, as a turbulent or boasting person; to act in a noisy, tumultuous method; to try out the bully; to storm; to rage.
  • To utter, or do, with noisy physical violence; to make by blustering; to bully.
  • Fitful sound and assault, by a storm; violent winds; boisterousness.
  • Noisy and violent or threatening talk; noisy and boastful language.

bluster meaning in Etymology Dictionary

1580s, from bluster (v.).

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  • later 14c., from a reduced German origin, such center Low German bl

bluster meaning in General Dictionary

(v. i.) To strike fitfully with assault and sound, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, because the climate.

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  • (v. i.) To consult with noisy physical violence; to swagger, as a turbulent or offering person; to act in a noisy, tumultuous means; to try out the bully; to storm; to rage.
  • (v. t.) To complete, or do, with noisy violence; to force by blustering; to bully.
  • (n.) Fitful sound and assault, at the time of a storm; violent winds; boisterousness.
  • (n.) Noisy and violent or threatening talk; loud and boastful language.