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blustery (ˈblʌstərɪ) 



  1. with gusty wind   ⇒ a cool, blustery day
  2. gusty   ⇒ It's a cold night here, with intermittent rain showers and a blustery wind.

bluster (ˈblʌstə Pronunciation for bluster



  1. to speak or say loudly or boastfully
  2. to act in a bullying way
  3. (transitive,) foll by into to force or attempt to force (a person) into doing something by behaving thus
  4. (intransitive) (of the wind) to be noisy or gusty


  1. boisterous talk or action; swagger
  2. empty threats or protests
  3. a strong wind; gale

Derived Forms

ˈblusterer noun
ˈblustering noun, adjective
ˈblusteringly, ˈblusterously adverb
ˈblustery, ˈblusterous adjective

Word Origin

C15: probably from Middle Low German blüsteren to storm, blow violently

Example Sentences Including 'blustery'

But within hours, fierce, blustery winds had driven burning embers into Stromlo forest.
New Scientist (2003)
By late August, the blustery squalls weaken into stiff breezes and the occasional storm.
Jack Turner SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)
Dawn came, a cold and grey and blustery dawn, and still the Condors stayed away.
Maclean, Alistair San Andreas
Despite strong and blustery westerly winds and rain squalls, all had a good time.
The Mercury, Sunday Tasmanian (2004)
He hated London in the rain and this cold, blustery hail was the worst kind of rain.
Erskine, Barbara Midnight is a Lonely Place
There were even uncanny similarities, blustery conditions, sunny intervals, the warm front exuded by Mr Ahern.
Irish Times (2002)
Turning away, she slipped quickly across the living-room into the hall, grabbed her anorak and headed out into the blustery twilight.
Stewart, Michael Grace


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