Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. tending to bluster; blustering

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Inclined to bluster; given to blustering; blustering.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Noisy; tempestuous; rough; stormy.
  • Violent; truculent; swaggering.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. blowing in violent and abrupt bursts

Etymologies

bluster +‎ -ous (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Into this world, comes Ahmadinejad with his "in your face" bravado and his blusterous taunts.

    James Zogby: Unhelpful Provocations

  • This was kind of a blusterous speech, vintage Ahmadinejad in some ways.

    CNN Transcript Jul 8, 2009

  • Based on our varying responses to these two events, it's obvious that T-Bills in the hands of foreigners don't constitute the same level of threat posed by blusterous dictators.

    Cost of Outrage

  • Slowly, we are effectively reducing ourselves to a party of God, guns, pro-life, tax cuts, and blusterous foreign policy.

    What does Palin stand for? After 7 weeks, we still don’t know

  • It doesn't quite match Dawkins 'blusterous rhetoric, now does it?

    Critics in the Post Wedge World

  • But there was no fog now; a blusterous autumn wind had ousted the still, golden days and misty nights; and he was going, full of purpose, in the opposite direction.

    A Changed Man

  • A blusterous wind had risen during the day, and still continued to increase.

    Two on a Tower

  • A blusterous wind had blown up from the west, howling in the smokeless chimneys, and suggesting to the feminine mind storms at sea, a tossing ocean, and the hopeless inaccessibility of all astronomers and men on the other side of the same.

    Two on a Tower

  • He is simply another miserably dishonorable chickenhawk in the company of Bush, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Perle, Feith, Limbaugh, Mathews, Will, Krauthhammer, George Allen my senator and all the rest of the gas bags that unashamedly promote themselves and their blusterous second and third-hand ruminations at the expense of common fools and more commonly foolish young men and women who think they've got some game.

    Lions Led by Donkeys

  • From there he stole toward the ministry house, his shoulders drawn up and his head pitched low, hastening ahead like a man caught in a blusterous downpour.

    Heaven Lake

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