blusterous

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj blusterous blowing in violent and abrupt bursts "blustering (or blusterous) winds of Patagonia","a cold blustery day","a gusty storm with strong sudden rushes of wind"
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • a Blusterous Inclined to bluster; given to blustering; blustering.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • blusterous Noisy; tempestuous; rough; stormy.
    • blusterous Violent; truculent; swaggering.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adjs Blusterous (Shak.) noisy: boastful
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Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
An augmentative of Blast.

Usage

In literature:

Englishmen seemed hardly men; whilst they one hour blustered, the next they took the bribe, and were civil.
"Beaux and Belles of England" by Mary Robinson
Then there is Mr. BLUSTER.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 19, August 6, 1870" by Various
It is ridiculous, and the only course left is to bluster about Belgium.
"Punchinello, Vol. 1, No. 22, August 27, 1870" by Various
He answered, and presently came tramping into the dining-room, blustering and cheerful.
"The Desert of Wheat" by Zane Grey
He tried every instrument in turn, threats, promises, intreaties, blustering, to bend her to his will.
"Damon and Delia" by William Godwin
Non-co-operation is not a movement of brag, bluster, or bluff.
"Freedom's Battle" by Mahatma Gandhi
Boswell blustered, but nothing could be got'.
"Life Of Johnson, Volume 5" by Boswell
It was indeed a cold morning, blustering and raw.
"The Little House in the Fairy Wood" by Ethel Cook Eliot
Outside the weather was cold and blustering.
"Aunt Jane's Nieces in Society" by Edith Van Dyne
His words were a stammering mixture of bluster and appeal.
"Hyacinth" by George A. Birmingham
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In poetry:

Water in the fields.
The wind pours down.
The feathers flare
And bluster in the wind.
"Ploughing On Sunday" by Wallace Stevens
And now upon her frozen ear
Mysterious sounds arose;
So, on the mountain's piny top
The blustering north wind blows.
"Gondoline" by Henry Kirke White
Aforesaid fice, of blustering mood,
Behind, and quite forgot,
Just now emerging from the wood,
Arrives upon the spot.
"The Bear Hunt" by Abraham Lincoln
Later a brute wind blustered,
bracing men to face danger.
They made me sit inside then,
sullen, dull, with the women.
"The Pipit" by Jonas Hallgrimsson
While rattles over riven rocks
The thunder, harsh and dry;
And blustering gum and brooding box
Are threshing at the sky!
"Dungog" by Henry Kendall
Ripe as the melting cluster!
No lily has such lustre;
Yet hard to tame
As raging flame,
And fierce as storms that bluster.
"Acis and Galatea" by John Gay

In news:

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.
William Shatner, who turned 81 in March, still seems possessed of boundless energy and bluster.
A nor'easter blustered into New York and New Jersey on Wednesday, threatening to swamp homes all over again, plunge neighborhoods back into darkness and inflict more misery on tens of thousands of people still reeling from Superstorm Sandy.
Singer Morrissey lashes out at Britain's 'blustering jingoism '.
Morrissey Fumes Over 'Blustering Jingoism ' of London Olympics.
Carter's Layin ' in the Cut is more about bluster than nuance.
They remembered the 13-year-old as a troubled boy from a broken home, a blusterer with a wiry arm who befriended younger, smaller boys he could dominate.
IT COULD BE bluster, hope or stone-cold truth, but top Democrats insist that the outcome of the presidential race in Pennsylvania won't be affected by the state's new voter-ID law.
In the winter of 1990, at the Plaza Hotel, on a blustering afternoon, their epic feud ended in a clinch — not to say an embrace.
Torrential rainfall and blusterous winds weathered the Queen City on Monday evening, causing headlining performers to cut their concerts short.
Warm front s bluster into our mountain valley pretty regularly during winter, and predicting their snow-softening progress requires little in the way of scientific prowess.
" A lot of bluster," no specifics from GOP on "fiscal cliff".
Coca-Cola, PepsiCo not biting on Birnbaum's bluster.
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