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- n. A person who blusters.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. One who, or that which, blusters; a noisy swaggerer.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One who or that which blusters; especially, a swaggerer; a bully; a noisy, boastful, or boisterous fellow.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a person who causes trouble by speaking indiscreetly
Trump may be a cartoon blusterer, Sarah Palin a sitcom nosy 'n' sassy-neighbor-next-door, Mitt a replicant who thinks he's a real human, Ron Paul the kindly/crackpot dad from a YA series, and Huckabee the host of a Sunday morning Bible story show for kids of all ages!
The synonyms were spot-on: big mouth, blusterer, boaster, braggart, line-shooter, loudmouth, and — my personal favorite — vaunter.
The script, by EV Crowe, was packed tight with goodies for those listening carefully a great joke about lutes comes and goes in a beat, and I found Paul Woodson captivating as Charlie, a charmer and a tireless blusterer who betrays a growing panic, even as he repeats the mantra "Yes, me, now" to hearten himself for revolt.
Everything about this modern family should be familiar enough, including the father and official family head, Zeek (Craig T. Nelson of "Coach"), a bull-in-a-china-shop blusterer with a heart of gold.
He was not said to be either a fool or a blusterer, but why go to Blackbough otherwise?
Do not turn your back on your people and give them only this arrogant blusterer to guide them.
Any time one finds oneself in the unaccustomed position of thinking that the old blusterer has a point, you know it's time to have another look at the evidence ...
The thing that really irks me though is the habit of having characters ramble endlessly one scene and not say a word the next, depending on if they're supposed to be the blusterer or the listener.
The old bully blusterer would upbraid newspapers he thought had misrepresented him, and did so colorfully.
Absent that, Chavez remains a blusterer best left to the other governments of the region to contain.
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