Bluster Blus"ter, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Blustered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Blustering}.] [Allied to blast.] [1913 Webster] 1. To blow fitfully with violence and noise, as wind; to be windy and boisterous, as the weather. [1913 Webster]

And ever-threatening storms Of Chaos blustering round. --Milton. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

Your ministerial directors blustered like tragic tyrants. --Burke. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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