bluster Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

Meaning of “bluster” in the English Dictionary

"bluster" in British English

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blusterverb [I]

uk   /ˈblʌs.tər/  us   /-tɚ/

bluster verb [I] (PERSON)

to ​speak in a ​loud, ​angry, or ​offended way, usually with little ​effect: [+ speech] "You had no ​right to do it, no ​right at all," he blustered.

bluster verb [I] (WIND)

If the ​wind blusters, it ​blowsstrongly: A ​gale was blustering around the ​house.
noun [U] uk   us  
I ​knew that it was all bluster and he wasn't really ​angry with me.
(Definition of bluster from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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blusternoun [U]

 us   /ˈblʌs·tər/
talkintended to ​seemimportant or ​threatening but which is not taken seriously and has little ​effect: For all his bluster about his ​militaryadventures, McLaughlin was ​enormouslylikable.
(Definition of bluster from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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