blusterer

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n blusterer a person who causes trouble by speaking indiscreetly
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Blusterer One who, or that which, blusters; a noisy swaggerer.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n blusterer One who or that which blusters; especially, a swaggerer; a bully; a noisy, boastful, or boisterous fellow.
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Usage

In literature:

Besides, a remnant of pride counselled him to bluster it out rather than run away.
"Left Tackle Thayer" by Ralph Henry Barbour
Somehow, though he had been prepared for bluster and even violence, he had not expected incredulity.
"The Tidal Wave and Other Stories" by Ethel May Dell
The king replied to their petition, like Rehoboam, with blustering insolence.
"Sketches of the Covenanters" by J. C. McFeeters
And yet she was sad and sorry and ashamed, because of the futile bustle and bluster and cheerful courageous activity about her.
"The Frontiersmen" by Charles Egbert Craddock
But Monck met his blustering demand with the utmost calm.
"The Lamp in the Desert" by Ethel M. Dell
There was a general feeling of shame over Palmerston's bluster followed by a meek British inaction.
"Great Britain and the American Civil War" by Ephraim Douglass Adams
Real poise has no bluster about it.
"Poise: How to Attain It" by D. Starke
The Spokane was a noisy blusterer.
"Triple Spies" by Roy J. Snell
At the same time a blustering, mighty wind-gust half swept the four climbers from their feet.
"Camp and Trail" by Isabel Hornibrook
A few days of bluster, of assertion!
"The Mississippi Bubble" by Emerson Hough
Even the blusterings of the United States were unheeded, and in no degree disturbed her stern equanimity.
"Willis the Pilot" by Johanna Spyri
It did not whistle in the treetops nor bluster through the bushes.
"Fifty-Two Story Talks To Boys And Girls" by Howard J. Chidley
He was horribly frightened, so he blustered.
"Love Stories" by Mary Roberts Rinehart
The lake was roaring to the stiff breezes of the blustering spring.
"Children of the Market Place" by Edgar Lee Masters
I.iv.9 (177,3) the swaggering up-spring] The blustering upstart.
"Notes to Shakespeare, Volume III: The Tragedies" by Samuel Johnson
These mutterings, we are told, are nothing but bluster.
"A Leap in the Dark" by A.V. Dicey
Or was there some solid foundation of fact in his blustering assumption of power?
"One Man in His Time" by Ellen Glasgow
Rann may bluster till he's blue, but he won't make the governor give an inch.
"The Voice of the People" by Ellen Glasgow
They moved their trains without bluff or bluster.
"World's War Events, Volume III" by Various
Bluster is the thing that pays.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 159, July 28th, 1920" by Various
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In poetry:

And when the blustering winter winds
Howl in the woods that clothe my cave,
I lay me on my lonely mat,
And pleasant are my dreams.
"The Shipwrecked Solitary's Song To The Night" by Henry Kirke White
Let the bullace bide till frosts have ceased,
The blackthorn loiter long;
Undaunted by the blustering east,
Thou burgeonest into song.
"A March Minstrel" by Alfred Austin
Along the mountain-curtained track
Round peaceful lake where wintry bands
Halt briefly but to bivouac
Ere blustering on to Northern lands;-
"The Door Of Humility" by Alfred Austin
Quoth he "That's regular clap-trap:
Don't bluster any more.
Now DO be cool and take a nap!
Such a ridiculous old chap
Was never seen before!
"Phantasmagoria Canto VI ( Dyscomfyture )" by Lewis Carroll
The wind come blustering at the door,
The whipped white lilac thrash the wall;
The candle flame upon the floor
Crept between shadows magical....
"Lambourn Town" by John Freeman
Your awful voice I hear and I obey,
Brother to Jove and monarch of the sea.
Come down, my blusterers, swell no more,
Your stormy rage give o'er.
"Your Awful Voice" by Thomas Shadwell

In news:

Morrissey Fumes Over ' Blustering Jingoism' of London Olympics.
"Being Flynn" review: De Niro's blustering doesn't help fractured flick.
Does Rex believe in his own bluster.
Hard-right columnists like Charles Krauthammer and William Kristol were left looking like they represented an old, irrelevant wing of the Republican Party after all their bluster against the potential of Barack Obama last year.
Long and winding road of leaks, bluster, stonewalling, threats, interminable blah blah blah in the press.
For all the bluster a statewide smoking ban sparked at the beginning of the 2012 legislative session, the version Indiana lawmakers may end up approving seems little more than a wisp of smoke.
GALVESTON, Texas — Claudette, the first hurricane of the 2003 season, blustered ashore at midday Tuesday.
Iranian 'Bluster' May Exaggerate Risk to Hormuz Oil Shipping.
Bernie Mac blended style, authority and a touch of self-aware bluster to make audiences laugh as well as connect with him.
Like the Black Knight in Monty Python, supply-siders fight on with a bluster utterly undiminished by two decades that have systematically cut the premises out from their philosophy one by one.
Strip away the Jets bluster and here's what's left: A team stacked with playmakers.
Despite all the bluster, negative campaign ads ineffective .
It took awhile for Old Man winter to build his bluster, but the cold weather has been a welcome condition for those who enjoy winter.
Iran claims it hacked into the data banks of a captured CIA stealth drone US officials dismiss it as 'bluster,' but aviation and cyber experts say it's possible.
ESPN's Department of Bluster appears to have had its say in the publication of the ESPN The Magazine 's new issue, coming out this Friday.
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