bluster

Exam frequency

GRE

high

Banks

high

Civil Services

high

Meaning(s)

loud and angry speech

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bluster - bravado

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If you speak in a boasting, swaggering manner, or in an overly aggressive, noisy way, then you can be accused of ‘bluster’. It implies an element of bravado and false confidence, as well as a lack of impact on the person you are directing it at as people typically view this type of speech as being hollow and empty.

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  1. You cannot trust Mark to ever do what he says he will, no matter how vociferous he may sound. The man is full of bluster.

  2. To be a good manager takes more than empty blustering. That’s why I always try to lead by example.

  3. Susan tries to cover up her nervousness with a lot of bluster, but I can see right through her act.

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