blustering


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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.
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.blustering - blowing in violent and abrupt bursts; "blustering (or blusterous) winds of Patagonia"; "a cold blustery day"; "a gusty storm with strong sudden rushes of wind"
stormy - (especially of weather) affected or characterized by storms or commotion; "a stormy day"; "wide and stormy seas"
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Translations

blustering

[ˈblʌstərɪŋ] ADJ [person] → jactancioso, fanfarrón
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005

blustering

adj personpolternd; mannerstürmisch
Collins German Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged 7th Edition 2005. © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1980 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1997, 1999, 2004, 2005, 2007

blustering

[ˈblʌstərɪŋ] adj (tone, manner) → da spaccone
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995
References in classic literature ?
She knew that he loved her--a frank, blustering fellow without guile enough to conceal his feelings, and no desire to do so.
But there are plenty of people who go blustering about, declaring that two of our Cabinet Ministers ought to be hung, who'd turn round and give you the life if you hinted for a moment that the same sort of thing in a far worse degree was going on amongst men who are wearing the King's uniform."
For blustering, burly, selfish King Henry loved the gentle witty lawyer, and again and again made use of his wits.
No doubt Henry would pardon her outburst, and go on blustering and muddling into a ripe old age.
It was a raw, blustering day, snow on the ground and a look in the sky of more to follow.
One of the muleteers in attendance, who could not have had much good nature in him, hearing the poor prostrate man blustering in this style, was unable to refrain from giving him an answer on his ribs; and coming up to him he seized his lance, and having broken it in pieces, with one of them he began so to belabour our Don Quixote that, notwithstanding and in spite of his armour, he milled him like a measure of wheat.
One wintry, blustering, dark night in July, as I stood sleepily out of the rain under the break of the poop something resembling an ostrich dashed up the gangway.
It was five and a half o'clock now, and a raw, blustering morning.
WHAT a delight it was to see oor Paisley-patterned Andrew Neil drilling into Boris Johnson's blustering on telly last week.
His humiliation is an object lesson in what happens to lying, blustering, post-factual presidents: They lose the credibility they need to get things done.
Nicola Clarke INSTEAD of all this political blustering can't the First Minister, the Health Minister and the Chief Medical Officer for Wales just give us the actual facts and figures?