Pronunciation of Bluster
/blˈʌstə/, /blˈʌstə/, /b_l_ˈʌ_s_t_ə/

Synonyms for bluster:

Sense 1

holler, vociferate, threaten.

Sense 2

bellow, whoop, yawp, fulminate, shout.

Sense 3


Sense 5

clamor, bawl.

Sense 6


Sense 7



cock-a-doodle-doo, talk big, gasconade.


talk big.

Other synonyms and related words:

bollocks, cry, bellow, yell, gas, grandiloquence, tear, threaten, rhodomontade, Hurly, swash, holler, racket, shove off, commotion, talk big, splatter, drift, ball up, fluff, bustle, be adrift, hoopla, kerfuffle, pother, botch, blustering, disturbance, fumble, furor, shoot a line, gasconade, magniloquence, sashay, shindy, spatter, mishandle, vociferate, bollix up, shout, splosh, blare, hurricane, clutter, DO, bother, hot air, bully, clamor, Fanfaronade, cacophony, squander, rant, chatter, noise, foofaraw, bombast, fuss, fulminate, yawp, burn out, go down on, moil, clatter, Corroboree, stew, rodomontade, stir, Bowwow, shove along, ballyhoo, hurry-scurry, welter, cockalorum, clangor, din, turmoil, spoil, furore, ado, whoop, flub, hullabaloo, splore, float, bravado, browbeat, pandemonium, bawl, fellate, braggadocio, bumble, discordance, to-do, tout, blather, babel, screw up, tumult, botch up, muck up, louse up, brawl, Williwaw, bruit, ruffle, call, bollix, hubbub, Bobbery.

Sense 2 (noun)

call, cry, whoop, vociferate, holler, bellow, yell, bawl, yawp, shout, clamor.

bluster (noun)

braggadocio, rhodomontade, swagger, gasconade, vaunt, shoot a line, boast, blow, brag, bravado, swash, rodomontade, gas, tout.

boasting (noun)


bullying, intimidation (noun)

bluff, bravado, swagger, bombast, braggadocio.

exaggeration (noun)


loud noise (noun)


rant (noun)

talk big.

threat (noun)

foreboding, threat, monition, admonition, harassment, intimidation, warning, hint, forewarning.

blow (verb)

exhale, puff, storm, squall, rage, draft, wail, breeze, ventilate, roar, gust.

boast (verb)

preen, aggrandize, blow, brag, pontificate, parade, flaunt, swagger, peacock, cock-a-doodle-doo, prance, gloat, crow, saunter, strut, bluff, boast, vaunt, lord.

body (verb)

swash, swagger.

bully, intimidate (verb)

browbeat, gloat, strut, storm, rant, brag, talk big, boast, vaunt, roar, crow.

Usage examples for bluster:

  • This was an intervention in a good cause, made without bluster, and it was justified by success. - "A Short History of English Liberalism", Walter Lyon Blease.
  • There was no occasion for heat or bluster or profanity. - "To Him That Hath A Novel Of The West Of Today", Ralph Connor.
  • " How dare-" Slotman began, with an attempt at bluster. - "The Imaginary Marriage", Henry St. John Cooper.

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