blusterer

bluster

[bluhs-ter]
verb (used without object)
1.
to roar and be tumultuous, as wind.
2.
to be loud, noisy, or swaggering; utter loud, empty menaces or protests: He blusters about revenge but does nothing.
verb (used with object)
3.
to force or accomplish by blustering: He blustered his way through the crowd.
noun
4.
boisterous noise and violence: the bluster of the streets.
5.
noisy, empty threats or protests; inflated talk: bluff and bluster.

Origin:
1520–30; perhaps < Low German blustern, blüstern to blow violently; compare Old Norse blāstr blowing, hissing

blusterer, noun
blusteringly, adverb
blustery, blusterous, adjective
blusterously, adverb
outbluster, verb (used with object)
unblusterous, adjective
unblusterously, adverb


2. rant, brag, boast, gloat. 3. threaten, storm, bully.
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bluster (ˈblʌstə)
 
vb (foll by into)
1.  to speak or say loudly or boastfully
2.  to act in a bullying way
3.  to force or attempt to force (a person) into doing something by behaving thus
4.  (intr) (of the wind) to be noisy or gusty
 
n
5.  boisterous talk or action; swagger
6.  empty threats or protests
7.  a strong wind; gale
 
[C15: probably from Middle Low German blüsteren to storm, blow violently]
 
'blusterer
 
n
 
'blustering
 
n, —adj
 
'blusteringly
 
adv
 
'blusterously
 
adv
 
'blustery
 
adj
 
'blusterous
 
adj

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bluster
late 15c., from M.L.G. blüstren "to blow violently" (see blow (v.1)).
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