Adjective "blustering" definition and examples

(Blustering may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/ˈblʌstə/

Definitions and examples

verb

Talk in a loud, aggressive, or indignant way with little effect.
  1. with direct speech '‘I don't care what he says,’ I blustered'
  2. 'He cussed and blustered and took the second option.'
  3. 'When governments bluster, then citizens grow powerful.'
  4. 'My own view would be to let him bluster, let him rant and rave all he wants, and let that be a matter between he and his own country.'
  5. '‘Well,’ she blusters, ‘we've tried to add more depth and twists to our styles and fits to reinvent the market for younger customers.’'
  6. 'The more they blustered, the more unconvincing they sounded.'
  7. 'Jay started blustering around telling anyone who'd listen, and there weren't many volunteers, that the mess from the earlier food fight would have to be cleared up.'
  8. 'And when he finally appeared, he blustered and brayed, losing none of the stonewalling qualities that had marked his time in politics.'
  9. 'He blustered on about my trespassing gall, how I'd unsettled his half-starving cattle.'
  10. '‘Yeah, but, there's not much work out there for people in your field at the moment, something might come along next week that would be great for you and you'd miss out,’ he blusters.'
  11. 'I bet if I excused myself to go to the bathroom, he would still be blustering when I got back.'
(of a storm, wind, or rain) blow or beat fiercely and noisily.
  1. 'the blustering wind'
  2. 'The rain blusters under the roof and I think I feel the bridge collapsing under me.'
  3. 'Anyway, this river just happens to be where the climate is all windy and blustering so the currents lap at you and force you to go into the opposite direction, no matter how hard you try to fight against it.'
  4. 'The unpredictable Missouri weather lived up to its formidable reputation as it blustered all week.'
  5. 'The grass on the top was long and swayed in the winds that blustered over the downs.'
  6. 'Throughout the blustering winds parting the tall grass, a figure darted through the brush, and just like that moved as fast as the bolts of lightening above.'
  7. 'The only sounds we could hear were the blustering wind, and fluttering paper pressing against ruined hedges and walls.'
  8. 'Fur stroked against his nose as several other dogs joined them behind the sled, the only thing that protected them from the blustering wind.'
  9. 'The wind is blustering through the trees outside, and every so often assails the outside walls of my house as if testing their fortitude.'
  10. 'The patio doors rattled and shook as the wind blustered and howled.'
  11. 'By now, though, the wind was gathering itself for a grand, blustering, trouserflapping finale and the last four holes would be brutal.'

noun

Loud, aggressive, or indignant talk with little effect.
  1. 'The ‘all options’ caveat refers to action short of war, if it isn't in fact merely bluster, which I think more likely.'
  2. 'The overriding impression is one of mayhem, machismo, bluster and braggadocio.'
  3. 'Residents said they dismissed the crowing as bluster, but noticed a dramatic change in his life in ensuing weeks.'
  4. 'Self-reference - not to speak of bluster or bragging - was at the zero level, as were all other forms of showmanship.'
  5. 'For all their bluster and bombast, each display of physical power proves in the end to be ineffectual.'
  6. 'The answer, it turns out, has something to do with excess humbug production and a decline in the exchange rate between bluster and bombast.'
  7. 'The children are true to their later personalities as teens: Freddie is full of bluster and bravado, Daphne is girly and vain, and Velma is nerdy.'
  8. 'I have the suspicion that all their albums sound exactly the same, though - and that all of the songs are really the same minor-key psuedo-tuneful bluster.'
  9. 'The bluster, the straining for effect, the attempt to live up to a grandiose reputation of their own making - all these are absent.'
  10. 'Funny how these things quickly deteriorate into name calling and bluster when met with the opposite viewpoint.'

More definitions

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.

More examples(as adjective)

"winds can be blustering."

"ways can be blustering."

"strengths can be blustering."

"natures can be blustering."

"bullies can be blustering."

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Origin

(bluster)Late Middle English: ultimately imitative.