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


1. blustering(prenominal), blusterous, blustery, stormy (vs. calm)

usage: blowing in violent and abrupt bursts; "blustering (or blusterous) winds of Patagonia"; "a cold blustery day"; "a gusty storm with strong sudden rushes of wind"

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