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English noun: bluster

1. bluster (state) noisy confusion and turbulence

SamplesHe was awakened by the bluster of their preparations.

Broader (hypernym)confusion

2. bluster (communication) a swaggering show of courage


Broader (hypernym)fanfare, flash, ostentation

3. bluster (phenomenon) a violent gusty wind

Broader (hypernym)blast, blow, gust

4. bluster (communication) vain and empty boasting

Synonymsbraggadocio, rhodomontade, rodomontade

Broader (hypernym)boast, boasting, jactitation, self-praise

English verb: bluster

1. bluster (weather) blow hard; be gusty, as of wind

SamplesA southeaster blustered onshore.
The flames blustered.

Pattern of useIt is ----ing

Broader (hypernym)blow

2. bluster (communication) show off

Synonymsblow, boast, brag, gas, gasconade, shoot a line, swash, tout, vaunt

Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP.
Somebody ----s that CLAUSE.
Somebody ----s to somebody

Broader (hypernym)amplify, exaggerate, hyperbolise, hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate

Narrower (hyponym)crow, gloat, puff, triumph

3. bluster (body) act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

Synonymsswagger, swash

Pattern of useSomebody ----s

Broader (hypernym)act, behave, do

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