Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bluster

4 senses of bluster

Sense 1
bluster -- (noisy confusion and turbulence; "he was awakened by the bluster of their preparations")
       => confusion -- (disorder resulting from a failure to behave predictably; "the army retreated in confusion")

Sense 2
bravado, bluster -- (a swaggering show of courage)
       => ostentation, fanfare, flash -- (a gaudy outward display)

Sense 3
bluster -- (a violent gusty wind)
       => gust, blast, blow -- (a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust")

Sense 4
braggadocio, bluster, rodomontade, rhodomontade -- (vain and empty boasting)
       => boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitation -- (speaking of yourself in superlatives)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bluster

3 senses of bluster

Sense 1
bluster -- (blow hard; be gusty, as of wind; "A southeaster blustered onshore"; "The flames blustered")
       => blow -- (be blowing or storming; "The wind blew from the West")

Sense 2
boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade -- (show off)
       => overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify -- (to enlarge beyond bounds or the truth; "tended to romanticize and exaggerate this `gracious Old South' imagery")

Sense 3
swagger, bluster, swash -- (act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner)
       => act, behave, do -- (behave in a certain manner; show a certain behavior; conduct or comport oneself; "You should act like an adult"; "Don't behave like a fool"; "What makes her do this way?"; "The dog acts ferocious, but he is really afraid of people")

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