"bluster" in the noun sense
noisy confusion and turbulence
"he was awakened by the bluster of their preparations"
2. bravado, bluster
a swaggering show of courage
a violent gusty wind
4. braggadocio, bluster, rodomontade, rhodomontade
vain and empty boasting
"bluster" in the verb sense
blow hard be gusty, as of wind
"A southeaster blustered onshore"
"The flames blustered"
2. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade
3. swagger, bluster, swash
act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
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