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blus·ter

 (blŭs′tər)
v. blus·tered, blus·ter·ing, blus·ters
v.intr.
1. To blow in loud, violent gusts, as the wind during a storm.
2.
a. To speak in a loudly arrogant or bullying manner.
b. To brag or make loud, empty threats.
v.tr.
To force or bully with swaggering threats.
n.
1. A violent, gusty wind.
2. Turbulence or noisy confusion.
3. Loud, arrogant speech, often full of empty threats.

[Middle English blusteren, from Middle Low German blüsteren.]

blus′ter·er n.
blus′ter·y, blus′ter·ous adj.

bluster

(ˈblʌstə)
vb
1. to speak or say loudly or boastfully
2. to act in a bullying way
3. (foll by: into) to force or attempt to force (a person) into doing something by behaving thus
4. (intr) (of the wind) to be noisy or gusty
n
5. boisterous talk or action; swagger
6. empty threats or protests
7. a strong wind; gale
[C15: probably from Middle Low German blüsteren to storm, blow violently]
ˈblusterer n
ˈblustering n, adj
ˈblusteringly, ˈblusterously adv
ˈblustery, ˈblusterous adj

blus•ter

(ˈblʌs tər)
v.i.
1. to roar and be tumultuous, as wind.
2. to be loud, noisy, or swaggering; utter loud, empty threats.
v.t.
3. to force or accomplish by blustering: He blustered his way through the crowd.
n.
4. boisterous noise and violence: the bluster of a storm at sea.
5. noisy, empty threats.
[1520–30]
blus′ter•er, n.
blus′ter•ing•ly, adv.
blus′ter•y, blus′ter•ous, adj.

bluster


Past participle: blustered
Gerund: blustering

Imperative
bluster
bluster
Present
I bluster
you bluster
he/she/it blusters
we bluster
you bluster
they bluster
Preterite
I blustered
you blustered
he/she/it blustered
we blustered
you blustered
they blustered
Present Continuous
I am blustering
you are blustering
he/she/it is blustering
we are blustering
you are blustering
they are blustering
Present Perfect
I have blustered
you have blustered
he/she/it has blustered
we have blustered
you have blustered
they have blustered
Past Continuous
I was blustering
you were blustering
he/she/it was blustering
we were blustering
you were blustering
they were blustering
Past Perfect
I had blustered
you had blustered
he/she/it had blustered
we had blustered
you had blustered
they had blustered
Future
I will bluster
you will bluster
he/she/it will bluster
we will bluster
you will bluster
they will bluster
Future Perfect
I will have blustered
you will have blustered
he/she/it will have blustered
we will have blustered
you will have blustered
they will have blustered
Future Continuous
I will be blustering
you will be blustering
he/she/it will be blustering
we will be blustering
you will be blustering
they will be blustering
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been blustering
you have been blustering
he/she/it has been blustering
we have been blustering
you have been blustering
they have been blustering
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been blustering
you will have been blustering
he/she/it will have been blustering
we will have been blustering
you will have been blustering
they will have been blustering
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been blustering
you had been blustering
he/she/it had been blustering
we had been blustering
you had been blustering
they had been blustering
Conditional
I would bluster
you would bluster
he/she/it would bluster
we would bluster
you would bluster
they would bluster
Past Conditional
I would have blustered
you would have blustered
he/she/it would have blustered
we would have blustered
you would have blustered
they would have blustered
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bluster - noisy confusion and turbulence; "he was awakened by the bluster of their preparations"
confusion - disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion"
2.bluster - a swaggering show of courage
fanfare, ostentation, flash - a gaudy outward display
3.bluster - a violent gusty wind
gust, blast, blow - a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust"
4.bluster - vain and empty boasting
boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise - speaking of yourself in superlatives
Verb1.bluster - blow hard; be gusty, as of wind; "A southeaster blustered onshore"; "The flames blustered"
blow - be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West"
2.bluster - show offbluster - show off        
puff - speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"
exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, overstate, amplify, magnify, overdraw - to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"
crow, gloat, triumph - dwell on with satisfaction
3.bluster - act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
behave, act, do - behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

bluster

verb
1. boast, swagger, talk big (slang) He was still blustering, but there was panic in his eyes.
noun
1. hot air, boasting, bluff, swagger, swaggering (informal), bravado, bombast the bluster of their campaign

bluster

verb
To speak or say very loudly or with a shout:
Translations
bouřitchvástáníhukotkraválzuřit
mahtaillamahtailupuuskapuuskaisestituulenpuuska

bluster

[ˈblʌstəʳ]
A. N (= empty threats) → fanfarronadas fpl, bravatas fpl
B. VI [wind] → soplar con fuerza, bramar
C. VT to bluster it outdefenderse echando bravatas, baladronear

bluster

[ˈblʌstər]
n
(= empty talk) → paroles fpl en l'air
(= boasting) → fanfaronnades fpl
(= threats) → menaces fpl en l'air
vi
(= speak aggressively) → fulminer
(= boast) → fanfaronner
vt (= say aggressively) → tempêter, fulminer

bluster

vi
(wind)tosen, toben
(fig: person) → ein großes Geschrei machen; (angrily also) → toben
vt to bluster one’s way out of it/somethinges/etw lautstark abstreiten
n (of person)großes Geschrei; (angry also) → Toben nt

bluster

[ˈblʌstəʳ]
1. nbravate fpl, spacconate fpl; (threats) → vuote minacce fpl
2. vi (wind) → infuriare; (person, boast) → fare lo/la spaccone/a; (rage) → dare in escandescenze
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