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bluster

blus·ter

bluster

 
 
pronunciation:
bluh str
parts of speech:
intransitive verb, transitive verb, noun
features:
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part of speech: intransitive verb
inflections: blustered, blustering, blusters
definition 1: to blow noisily and in gusts, as the wind.
similar words:
storm
definition 2: to act in a loud, boastful, or threatening way.
similar words:
swagger
 
part of speech: transitive verb
definition: to compel by blustering; bully.
The foreman blustered them into working overtime.
similar words:
browbeat, swagger
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: noisy but empty threats or boasts.
definition 2: loud and aggressive behavior or commotion.
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derivation: blustery (adj.)