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blustering


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  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  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Blustering  \Blus"ter*ing\,  a. 
  1.  Exhibiting  noisy  violence,  as  the  wind;  stormy; 
  tumultuous. 
 
  A  tempest  and  a  blustering  day  --Shak. 
 
  2.  Uttering  noisy  threats;  noisy  and  swaggering;  boisterous. 
  ``A  blustering  fellow.''  --L'Estrange. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  blustering 
  adj  :  blowing  in  loud  and  abrupt  bursts;  "blustering  (or 
  blusterous)  winds  of  Patagonia";  "a  cold  blustery  day"; 
  "a  gusty  storm  with  strong  sudden  rushes  of  wind"  [syn: 
  {blustering(a)},  {blusterous},  {blustery},  {gusty}] 




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