blus´ter|ing|ly

blus|ter «BLUHS tuhr», verb, noun.
–intransitive verb.
1. to storm noisily or blow violently: »

The wind blustered around the corner of the house.

2. Figurative. to talk noisily and violently: »

He was very excited and angry and blustered for a while.

–transitive verb.
1. to do or say noisily and violently.
2. to make, get, force, or drive by blustering; bully: »

Figurative. to bluster one's way out of a difficulty.

–noun.
1. a stormy blowing: »

the bluster of the wind and rain.

SYNONYM(S): turbulence.
2. a noisy and stormy commotion. SYNONYM(S): turbulence.
3. Figurative. noisy and violent talk with empty threats or protests: »

angry bluster. He impresses no one by his bluster.

SYNONYM(S): boisterousness.
[Middle English blusteren, perhaps < Low German blüstern blow violently]
blus´ter|er, noun.
blus´ter|ing|ly, adverb.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • blus´ter|er — blus|ter «BLUHS tuhr», verb, noun. –intransitive verb. 1. to storm noisily or blow violently: »The wind blustered around the corner of the house. 2. Figurative. to talk noisily and violently: »He was very excited and angry and blustered for a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blus|ter — «BLUHS tuhr», verb, noun. –intransitive verb. 1. to storm noisily or blow violently: »The wind blustered around the corner of the house. 2. Figurative. to talk noisily and violently: »He was very excited and angry and blustered for a while.… …   Useful english dictionary

  • blus|ter|ous — «BLUHS tuhr uhs», adj, = blustery. (Cf. ↑blustery) …   Useful english dictionary

  • blus|ter|y — «BLUHS tuhr ee», adjective. blustering …   Useful english dictionary

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  • blus — blus·ter·er; blus·ter·ous; blus·tery; blus·ter; blus·ter·ing·ly; blus·ter·ous·ly; …   English syllables

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  • blusteringly — blus·ter·ing·ly …   English syllables

  • bluster — blus•ter [[t]ˈblʌs tər[/t]] v. i. 1) to roar and be tumultuous, as wind 2) to be loud, noisy, or swaggering; utter loud, empty threats 3) to force or accomplish by blustering: He blustered his way through the crowd[/ex] 4) boisterous noise and… …   From formal English to slang

  • Blustering — Blus ter*ing, a. 1. Exhibiting noisy violence, as the wind; stormy; tumultuous. [1913 Webster] A tempest and a blustering day. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Uttering noisy threats; noisy and swaggering; boisterous. A blustering fellow. L Estrange.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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