What does bluster mean?

Definitions for bluster
ˈblʌs tərblus·ter

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bluster.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bluster(noun)

    noisy confusion and turbulence

    "he was awakened by the bluster of their preparations"

  2. bravado, bluster(noun)

    a swaggering show of courage

  3. bluster(noun)

    a violent gusty wind

  4. braggadocio, bluster, rodomontade, rhodomontade(verb)

    vain and empty boasting

  5. bluster(verb)

    blow hard; be gusty, as of wind

    "A southeaster blustered onshore"; "The flames blustered"

  6. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade(verb)

    show off

  7. swagger, bluster, swash(verb)

    act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner


  1. bluster(Noun)

    Pompous, officious talk.

    Etymology: From blüstren

  2. bluster(Noun)

    A gust of wind.

    Etymology: From blüstren

  3. bluster(Noun)

    Fitful noise and violence.

    Etymology: From blüstren

  4. bluster(Verb)

    To speak or protest loudly.

    When confronted by opposition his reaction was to bluster, which often cowed the meek.

    Etymology: From blüstren

  5. bluster(Verb)

    To act or speak in an unduly threatening manner.

    Etymology: From blüstren

  6. bluster(Verb)

    To blow in strong or sudden gusts.

    Etymology: From blüstren

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bluster(verb)

    to blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, as the weather

  2. Bluster(verb)

    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

  3. Bluster(verb)

    to utter, or do, with noisy violence; to force by blustering; to bully

  4. Bluster(noun)

    fitful noise and violence, as of a storm; violent winds; boisterousness

  5. Bluster(noun)

    noisy and violent or threatening talk; noisy and boastful language

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bluster

    blus′tėr, v.i. to make a noise like a blast of wind: to bully or swagger.—n. a blast or roaring as of the wind: bullying or boasting language: a storm of anger.—n. Blus′tering, a noisy blowing as of a blast: swaggering: noisy pretension.—adj. stormy: tumultuous: boastful.—adv. Blus′teringly.—adjs. Blus′terous (Shak.) noisy: boastful; Blus′tery, stormy: (Carlyle) swaggering. [An augmentative of Blast.]

Anagrams for bluster »

  1. subtler

  2. butlers

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bluster in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bluster in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of bluster in a Sentence

  1. President Barack Obama:

    That's just hot air. That's bluster. That's not serious, there's another word for it that starts with a 'b' - it's baloney.

  2. Jimmy Carter:

    A strong nation, like a strong person, can afford to be gentle, firm, thoughtful, and restrained. It can afford to extend a helping hand to others. It's a weak nation, like a weak person, that must behave with bluster and boasting and rashness and other signs of insecurity.

  3. Bobby Jindal:

    He’s a non-serious carnival act, donald Trump is shallow. Has no understanding of policy. Donald Trump’s full of bluster but has no substance. Donald Trump lacks the intellectual curiosity to even learn.

  4. President Barack Obama:

    We're not going to build progress with a bunch of phony tough talk and bluster and over-the-top claims, that just play into ISIL's hands.

  5. Joe Radinovich:

    At this point, it is a lot of bluster to me, i don't think Minnesotans are going to fall for it.

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  • порив, бушувам, вилнея, самохвалствоBulgarian
  • chvástání, zuřit, hukot, bouřit, kraválCzech
  • tobenGerman
  • tuulenpuuska, uhota, puuska, mahtailu, tuulla, mahtailla, puuskaisestiFinnish
  • gleadhraich, bòst, bagair, bòilich, beucadh, bagradh, bagairt, stoirmichScottish Gaelic
  • לְהִתְרַבְרֵבHebrew
  • pūrekereke, tūpererū, whakatūātea, whāuraura, whakatūpehupehu, rūtāMāori
  • bråk, tomme trusler, rase, raseri, bruke seg, bråkeNorwegian
  • реветь, бушеватьRussian
  • چمکUrdu

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