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bluster

b luh ster

  • n  noisy confusion and turbulence
    he was awakened by the bluster of their preparations
  • n  a swaggering show of courage
  • n  a violent gusty wind
  • n  vain and empty boasting
  • v  blow hard; be gusty, as of wind
    A southeaster blustered onshore
    The flames blustered
  • v  show off
  • v  act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

  • In Chasing Amy, he found the poignancy in male bluster, the warmth in a guy's rivalry with and veneration of that other species, The Girl.
  • But McCain also lost, because of the bluster and false analogies of his comments.
  • That is a threat that doesn't yield easily to the empty bluster of neocons--indeed, it was accelerated by US bluster.
News & Articles

  • Tropical Storm Barry bears down on coast
    MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Barry is very close to Mexico’s Gulf Coast and nearly set to bluster ashore with winds and drenching rains. read more
    June 20, 2013 - The Times Record
  • Tropical Storm Barry bears down on Mexico's coast
    MIAMI (AP) — Forecasters say Tropical Storm Barry is very close to Mexico's Gulf Coast and nearly set to bluster ashore with winds and drenching rains.
    June 20, 2013 - Idaho Press-Tribune
Quotes

  • Dana Perino in FOXNews
    I would consider that to be bluster from the foreign minister of Russia,White House spokeswoman Dana Perino said. "We will ignore it."
  • Scott Paul in International Herald Tribune
    We frankly believe this is a lot of bluster,said Scott Paul, executive director of the Alliance for American Manufacturing, a union coalition that backs the provision.

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