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Adjective: blustering  blús-tu-ring
  1. Blowing in violent and abrupt bursts
    "blustering winds of Patagonia";
    - blusterous, blustery
Verb: bluster  blús-tu(r)
  1. Act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner
    - swagger, swash [archaic]
  2. Blow hard; be gusty, as of wind
    "A southeaster blustered onshore"; "The flames blustered"
  3. Show off, esp. with exaggeration
    - boast, tout, swash [archaic], shoot a line [informal], brag, gas [informal], blow, vaunt, gasconade [archaic], skite [Austral, NZ, informal]

See also: procellous [archaic], stormy

Type of: act, amplify, behave, blow, do, exaggerate, hyperbolise [Brit], hyperbolize, magnify, overdraw, overstate

Encyclopedia: Bluster