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Blustering definitions

Webster's 1828 Dictionary

BLUS'TERING, ppr. Making a noise; puffing; boasting.
BLUS'TERING, a. Noisy; tumultuous; windy.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

adj
1: blowing in violent and abrupt bursts; "blustering (or blusterous) winds of Patagonia"; "a cold blustery day"; "a gusty storm with strong sudden rushes of wind" [syn: blustering, blusterous, blustery]

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Bluster 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.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Blustering Blus"ter*ing, a. 1. Exhibiting noisy violence, as the wind; stormy; tumultuous. A tempest and a blustering day. --Shak. 2. Uttering noisy threats; noisy and swaggering; boisterous. ``A blustering fellow.'' --L'Estrange.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

a. 1. Windy, stormy, tempestuous, squally, gusty, tumultuous, turbulent, noisy, roaring. 2. Swaggering, boasting, bragging, braggart, blattering, pompous, assuming, important, arrogant, swelling, big, bullying, vaporing, self-sufficient.

Moby Thesaurus

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