- to roar and be tumultuous, as wind.
- to be loud, noisy, or swaggering; utter loud, empty menaces or protests: He blusters about revenge but does nothing.
- to force or accomplish by blustering: He blustered his way through the crowd.
- boisterous noise and violence: the bluster of the streets.
- noisy, empty threats or protests; inflated talk: bluff and bluster.
Origin of bluster
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Examples from the Web for blustered
And all that time they had submitted to be bullied and blustered at.Cleo The Magnificent
"That's just what I was askin' him, sir," blustered the workman.Shavings
Joseph C. Lincoln
The other looked into his eyes and quailed, but blustered to the end.The Crevice
William John Burns and Isabel Ostrander
"Well, she can't leave until her board is paid," he blustered.Mary Louise and Josie O'Gorman
Emma Speed Sampson
"This way," blustered Marjorie, heading for the kitchen quarter.For the Sake of the School
- to speak or say loudly or boastfully
- to act in a bullying way
- (tr, foll by into) to force or attempt to force (a person) into doing something by behaving thus
- (intr) (of the wind) to be noisy or gusty
- boisterous talk or action; swagger
- empty threats or protests
- a strong wind; gale
Word Origin and History for blustered
late 14c., from a Low German source, e.g. Middle Low German blüstren "to blow violently," East Frisian blüstern "to bluster" (see blow (v.1)). Related: Blustered; blustering.
1580s, from bluster (v.).