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.

 

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Blus"ter, v. t.

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

He bloweth and blustereth out . . . his abominable blasphemy. Sir T. More.

As if therewith he meant to bluster all princes into a perfect obedience to his commands. Fuller.

 

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Blus"ter, n.

1.

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

To the winds they set Their corners, when with bluster to confound Sea, air, and shore. Milton.

2.

Noisy and violent or threatening talk; noisy and boastful language.

L'Estrange.

Syn. -- Noise; boisterousness; tumult; turbulence; confusion; boasting; swaggering; bullying.

 

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