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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bluster  \Blus"ter\,  v.  t. 
  To  utter,  or  do  with  noisy  violence;  to  force  by  blustering; 
  to  bully. 
 
  He  bloweth  and  blustereth  out  .  .  .  his  abominable 
  blasphemy.  --Sir  T.  More 
 
  As  if  therewith  he  meant  to  bluster  all  princes  into  a 
  perfect  obedience  to  his  commands.  --Fuller. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bluster  \Blus"ter\,  n. 
  1.  Fitful  noise  and  violence,  as  of  a  storm;  violent  winds; 
  boisterousness. 
 
  To  the  winds  they  set  Their  corners,  when  with 
  bluster  to  confound  Sea,  air,  and  shore.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  Noisy  and  violent  or  threatening  talk;  noisy  and  boastful 
  language.  --L'Estrange. 
 
  Syn:  Noise;  boisterousness;  tumult;  turbulence;  confusion; 
  boasting;  swaggering;  bullying. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bluster  \Blus"ter\,  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Blustered};  p.  pr  & 
  vb  n.  {Blustering}.]  [Allied  to  blast.] 
  1.  To  blow  fitfully  with  violence  and  noise,  as  wind;  to  be 
  windy  and  boisterous,  as  the  weather. 
 
  And  ever-threatening  storms  Of  Chaos  blustering 
  round.  --Milton. 
 
  2.  To  talk  with  noisy  violence;  to  swagger,  as  a  turbulent  or 
  boasting  person;  to  act  in  a  noisy,  tumultuous  way  to 
  play  the  bully;  to  storm;  to  rage. 
 
  Your  ministerial  directors  blustered  like  tragic 
  tyrants.  --Burke. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bluster 
  n  1:  noisy  confusion  and  turbulence;  "he  was  awakened  by  the 
  bluster  of  their  preparations" 
  2:  a  swaggering  show  of  courage  [syn:  {bravado}] 
  3:  a  violent  gusty  wind 
  4:  vain  and  empty  boasting  [syn:  {braggadocio},  {rodomontade}] 
  v  1:  blow  hard;  be  gusty,  as  of  wind;  "blustering  gales";  "the 
  flames  blustered" 
  2:  show  off  [syn:  {boast},  {tout},  {swash},  {shoot  a  line},  {brag}, 
  {gas},  {blow},  {vaunt},  {gasconade}] 
  3:  act  in  an  arrogant,  overly  self-assured,  or  conceited  manner 
  [syn:  {swagger},  {swash}] 




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