1. bluster, confusion

usage: noisy confusion and turbulence; "he was awakened by the bluster of their preparations"

2. bravado, bluster, ostentation, fanfare, flash

usage: a swaggering show of courage

3. bluster, gust, blast, blow

usage: a violent gusty wind

4. braggadocio, bluster, rodomontade, rhodomontade, boast, boasting, self-praise, jactitation

usage: vain and empty boasting


1. bluster, blow

usage: blow hard; be gusty, as of wind; "A southeaster blustered onshore"; "The flames blustered"

2. boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade, overstate, exaggerate, overdraw, hyperbolize, hyperbolise, magnify, amplify

usage: show off

3. swagger, bluster, swash, act, behave, do

usage: act in an arrogant, overly self-assured, or conceited manner

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