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1. bluster

noun. ['ˈblʌstɝ'] noisy confusion and turbulence.

Antonyms

  • decrease

Etymology

  • blüstren (Middle Low German)

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Rhymes with Bluster

  • thruster
  • fluster
  • cluster
  • bruster
  • adjuster
  • shuster
  • muster
  • lustre
  • kuster
  • juster
  • huster
  • guster
  • duster
  • custer
  • buster

Sentences with bluster


1. Adjective, comparative
Your eyes shift or you bluster and blow up.

2. Verb, base form
If he continues to bluster, there's a good chance he's got something to hide.

Quotes about bluster


1. Living as we do in an age of noise and bluster, success is now measured accordingly. We must all be seen, and heard, and on the air.
- Daphne du Maurier, The "Rebecca"Notebook: And Other Memories

2. bluster

noun. ['ˈblʌstɝ'] a swaggering show of courage.

Synonyms

  • ostentation
  • flash
  • fanfare

Antonyms

  • beginning
  • failure
  • complain
  • lose

Etymology

  • blüstren (Middle Low German)

3. bluster

verb. ['ˈblʌstɝ'] blow hard; be gusty, as of wind.

Antonyms

  • discontinue

Etymology

  • blüstren (Middle Low German)

4. bluster

verb. ['ˈblʌstɝ'] show off.

Synonyms

  • shoot a line
  • blow
  • crow
  • hyperbolize
  • puff
  • hyperbolise
  • tout
  • overstate
  • gasconade
  • boast
  • exaggerate
  • magnify
  • amplify
  • overdraw
  • swash
  • gas
  • brag
  • vaunt
  • gloat

Antonyms

  • inferior
  • dissatisfaction
  • ride
  • unfashionable

Etymology

  • blüstren (Middle Low German)

5. bluster

noun. ['ˈblʌstɝ'] a violent gusty wind.

Synonyms

  • blow
  • blast

Antonyms

  • depress
  • plain
  • criticize

Etymology

  • blüstren (Middle Low German)

6. bluster

verb. ['ˈblʌstɝ'] act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner.

Synonyms

  • act
  • behave
  • do
  • swash

Antonyms

  • deposit
  • leaded gasoline
  • unleaded gasoline
  • defend

Etymology

  • blüstren (Middle Low German)

7. bluster

noun. ['ˈblʌstɝ'] vain and empty boasting.

Synonyms

  • boasting
  • rhodomontade
  • braggadocio
  • boast
  • rodomontade
  • jactitation

Antonyms

  • inhale
  • stay in place
  • come
  • conserve

Etymology

  • blüstren (Middle Low German)
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