bluster - definition and synonyms

verb [intransitive/transitive] 

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/ˈblʌstə(r)/
present tense
I/you/we/theybluster
he/she/itblusters
present participleblustering
past tenseblustered
past participleblustered
  1. to speak in an angry or threatening way, often because you do not want to show that you are frightened or nervous

    His response was first to persuade, then to bluster.

derived word

bluster

 

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noun [uncountable]