Blusterer

  • 61bully — (n.) 1530s, originally sweetheart, applied to either sex, from Du. boel lover, brother, probably dim. of M.H.G. buole brother, of uncertain origin (Cf. Ger. buhle lover ). Meaning deteriorated 17c. through fine fellow, blusterer, to harasser of… …

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  • 62blowhard — n a pompous and/or aggressive person, a blusterer. The term seems to have arisen in American speech but is now heard in all English speaking regions. Puff bucket is a near synonym …

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  • 63take the piss (out of someone) — vb British to mock, deride, poke fun at. This vulgar ism has been in widespread use since the late 1940s. The original idea evoked by the expression was that of deflating someone, recalling the description of a self important blusterer as all… …

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  • 64fanfaron —    (FAN fah ron) [French, from Spanish] A braggart; a blusterer. Also, a fanfare …

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  • 65bluster — verb 1》 talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect. 2》 (of wind or rain) blow or beat fiercely and noisily. noun blustering talk. Derivatives blusterer noun blustery adjective Origin ME: ult. imitative …

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  • 66blatherskite — n. (Colloq. U. S. and Scotland.) 1. Blusterer, vaporer, prater, vapid talker, voluble dunce, noisy fool. 2. Vaporing, voluble vapidity. See bluster …

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  • 67boaster — n. Braggart, braggadocio See blusterer …

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  • 68bouncer — n. (Colloq.) 1. Roaster. See blusterer. 2. Falsehood, lie, whopper, bounce. 3. Giant, strapper, huge fellow, huge specimen …

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  • 69braggadocio — n. 1. Boaster, blusterer, vaunter, braggart, bouncer, vaporer, blatterer, gascon, vain glorious fellow. 2. Brag. See boast, n …

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  • 70drawcansir — n. Blusterer, bully, swaggerer, braggart, braggadocio, Bombastes Furioso …

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  • 71fanfaron — n. 1. Bully, hector, blusterer, swaggerer, vaporer, braggadocio. 2. Empty boaster, vain pretender, blatherskite …

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  • 72fire-eater — n. 1. Duellist, fighting character, quarrelsome brawler. 2. Blusterer, swaggerer, vaporer, Hector, Hotspur, mock hero …

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  • 73gasconader — n. Boaster, braggart, blusterer, vaporer, fanfaron …

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  • 74huff — n. 1. Miff, pet, tiff, rage, passion, fume, fit of anger, angry mood. 2. Boaster, braggart, braggadocio, huffer. See blusterer …

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  • 75swaggerer — n. Blusterer, bully, braggart, boaster, braggadocio, Gascon, swash buckler, fire eater, Sir Lucius O Trigger …

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  • 76swash-buckler — n. Bully, braggadocio, swaggerer, blusterer, roisterer, rough, fanfaron, Captain Bobadil …

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  • 77vaporer — n. Boaster, blusterer, braggart, swaggerer, vaunter, bully, braggadocio …

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  • 78brave — I. a. 1. Fearless (from temperament), courageous, intrepid, daring, undaunted, dauntless, valiant, bold, chivalrous, chivalric, gallant, valorous, doughty, heroic, hardy, spirited, mettlesome, manful, manly, stout hearted, high spirited, high… …

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  • 79bully — I. n. 1. Blusterer, swaggerer, vaporer, hector, fire eater, Hotspur, mock hero, swash buckler, browbeater, bully rook, bully rock, domineering stormer. 2. Desperado, villain, blackguard, bawd protector, harlot s henchman. II. v. a. Browbeat,… …

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  • 80hector — I. n. Bully, blusterer, swaggerer, noisy fellow. II. v. a. 1. Bully, threaten, menace. 2. Vex, tease, annoy, fret, harry, harass, worry, irritate, provoke. III. v. n. Bluster, swagger, play the bully …

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