Blustered
Bluster Blus"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blustered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blustering}.] [Allied to blast.] [1913 Webster] 1. To blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, as the weather. [1913 Webster]

And ever-threatening storms Of Chaos blustering round. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Your ministerial directors blustered like tragic tyrants. --Burke. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • blustered — blus·ter || blÊŒstÉ™ n. noise of waves; noise of a strong wind; boastfulness; threat v. rage, roar, storm; shout; boast, swagger …   English contemporary dictionary

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  • Bluster — Blus ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blustered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blustering}.] [Allied to blast.] [1913 Webster] 1. To blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, as the weather. [1913 Webster] And ever threatening… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Blustering — Bluster Blus ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blustered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blustering}.] [Allied to blast.] [1913 Webster] 1. To blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, as the weather. [1913 Webster] And ever… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bluster — [[t]blʌ̱stə(r)[/t]] blusters, blustering, blustered VERB If you say that someone is blustering, you mean that they are speaking aggressively but without authority, often because they are angry or offended. [V with quote] That s lunacy, he… …   English dictionary

  • bluster — UK [ˈblʌstə(r)] / US [ˈblʌstər] verb [intransitive/transitive] Word forms bluster : present tense I/you/we/they bluster he/she/it blusters present participle blustering past tense blustered past participle blustered to speak in an angry or… …   English dictionary

  • blus´ter|ing|ly — blus|ter «BLUHS tuhr», verb, noun. –intransitive verb. 1. to storm noisily or blow violently: »The wind blustered around the corner of the house. 2. Figurative. to talk noisily and violently: »He was very excited and angry and blustered for a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blus´ter|er — blus|ter «BLUHS tuhr», verb, noun. –intransitive verb. 1. to storm noisily or blow violently: »The wind blustered around the corner of the house. 2. Figurative. to talk noisily and violently: »He was very excited and angry and blustered for a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blus|ter — «BLUHS tuhr», verb, noun. –intransitive verb. 1. to storm noisily or blow violently: »The wind blustered around the corner of the house. 2. Figurative. to talk noisily and violently: »He was very excited and angry and blustered for a while.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • bluster — I. verb (blustered; blustering) Etymology: Middle English blustren, probably from Middle Low German blüsteren Date: 15th century intransitive verb 1. to talk or act with noisy swaggering threats 2. a. to blow in stormy noisy gusts b. to be windy… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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