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Definition 1: a swaggering show of courage - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for bluster in the sense of this definition

(bluster is a kind of ...) a gaudy outward display

Definition 2: vain and empty boasting - [noun denoting communication]

Synonyms for bluster in the sense of this definition

(bluster is a kind of ...) speaking of yourself in superlatives

Definition 3: a violent gusty wind - [noun denoting phenomenon]

(bluster is a kind of ...) a strong current of air

"the tree was bent almost double by the gust"

Definition 4: noisy confusion and turbulence - [noun denoting state]

Samples where bluster or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he was awakened by the bluster of their preparations

(bluster is a kind of ...) disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably

"the army retreated in confusion"

Definition 5: act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner - [verb of body]

Synonyms for bluster in the sense of this definition

(bluster is a kind of ...) behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself

"You should act like an adult" "Don't behave like a fool" "What makes her do this way?" "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people"

Definition 6: show off - [verb of communication]

Synonyms for bluster in the sense of this definition

(bluster is a kind of ...) to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth

"tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery"

(... is a kind of bluster ) speak in a blustering or scornful manner

"A puffing kind of man"

(... is a kind of bluster ) dwell on with satisfaction

Definition 7: blow hard; be gusty, as of wind - [verb of weather]

Samples where bluster or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • A southeaster blustered onshore
  • The flames blustered

(bluster is a kind of ...) be blowing or storming

"The wind blew from the West"

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