Synonyms for Bluster:


ruse, hoax, ploy, dodge, scheme, trick, subterfuge, dirty tricks, prank. vociferate, yell, cry, bellow, yawp, shout, halloo, call, holler, sounds, clamor, bawl, whoop. bluster (noun)
shoot a line, vaunt, brag, gas, blow, tout, rhodomontade, boast, swash, rodomontade, gasconade, braggadocio, bravado, swagger.
bullying, intimidation (noun)
bluff, braggadocio, swagger, bravado.
exaggeration (noun)
rant (noun)
vapor, brazen, swell, hector, badger, rave, blow off, give oneself airs, talk big, show off, bulldoze, roister.
threat (noun)
intimidation, forewarning, harassment, foreboding, monition, warning, threat, admonition, hint.


blow (verb)
rage, wail, draft, puff, storm, squall, breeze, ventilate, roar, exhale, gust.
boast (verb)
pontificate, bluff, prance, flaunt, peacock, lord, swagger, cock-a-doodle-doo, vaunt, parade, saunter, boast, gloat, brag, preen, blow, crow, aggrandize, strut.
body (verb)
swash, swagger.
bully, intimidate (verb)
storm, show off, gloat, talk big, roar, bulldoze, brazen, strut, vapor, crow, swell, vaunt, badger, brag, roister, rave, boast, hector.

Other synonyms:

vociferate, holler. bellow, shout, yawp, whoop. yell. clamor, bawl. call. cry. boast
gasconade, talk big, cock-a-doodle-doo.
talk big.
Other relevant words:
cry, hector, swash, swell, badger, bawl, call, bravado, rhodomontade, roister, yawp, talk big, vociferate, bellow, shoot a line, rave, holler, brazen, shout, yell, gasconade, give oneself airs, tout, rodomontade, gas, vapor, clamor, halloo, bulldoze, whoop, braggadocio.

Usage examples for bluster

  1. Poor Miss O'Regan looked very downcast, though the midshipmen did their best to keep up her spirits by telling her that they were sure the Spaniards would not dare to hurt her or any of us, let them bluster and threaten as they might. – The Three Lieutenants by W.H.G. Kingston
  2. After which he began to bluster as is the manner of cowards. – Queen Hildegarde by Laura Elizabeth Howe Richards
  3. He tried to bluster out of it, but I described to him so exactly what his actions had been upon that morning that he is convinced that I was watching him. – Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle