What does the word bluster mean?

Usage examples for bluster

  1. He had for a long time impressed his followers with his bluster and attitudes, playing a carefully studied part before them, appealing to that vein of romance which life in the mountains had fostered in them; and he played the part now for the benefit of Ellerey and his comrades. – Princess Maritza by Percy Brebner
  2. I had no sooner realized the odious practises which his profession imposes on an advocate- the deceit, falsehood, bluster, clamor, pushing, and all the long hateful list, than I fled as a matter of course from these, betook myself to your dear service, Philosophy, and pleased myself with the thought of a remainder of life spent far from the tossing waves in a calm haven beneath your shadow. – The Best of the World's Classics, Restricted to prose. Volume I (of X) - Greece by Various
  3. The guy seemed truly scared under all the bluster. – Life Blood by Thomas Hoover