bluster vs rodomontade what difference

what is difference between bluster and rodomontade

English

Etymology

From Middle English blusteren (to wander about aimlessly); however, apparently picking up the modern sense from Middle Low German blüstren (“to blow violently”; compare later Low German blustern, blistern). Related to blow, blast. Compare also Saterland Frisian bloasje (to blow), bruusje (to bluster).

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˈblʌs.tə/
  • (General American) IPA(key): /ˈblʌs.tɚ/
  • (US)
  • (General Australian)
  • Rhymes: -ʌstə(r)

Noun

bluster (countable and uncountable, plural blusters)

  1. Pompous, officious talk.
  2. A gust of wind.
  3. Fitful noise and violence.

Synonyms

  • (pompous talk): bombast

Translations

Verb

bluster (third-person singular simple present blusters, present participle blustering, simple past and past participle blustered)

  1. To speak or protest loudly.
  2. To act or speak in an unduly threatening manner.
    • 1774, Edmund Burke, A Speech on American Taxation
      Your ministerial directors blustered like tragic tyrants.
    • 1532, Thomas More, Confutation of Tyndale’s Answer
      He bloweth and blustereth out [] his abominable blasphemy.
    • As if therewith he meant to bluster all princes into a perfect obedience to his commands.
  3. To blow in strong or sudden gusts.

Translations

Derived terms

Anagrams

  • Butlers, Struble, brustle, bustler, butlers, subtler, turbels


English

Alternative forms

  • rhodomontade

Etymology

From French rodomontade, a reference to Rodomonte, a character in Italian Renaissance epic poems Orlando innamorato and its sequel Orlando furioso. Compare rodomontado.

Pronunciation

  • (UK) IPA(key): /ˌɹɒ.də.mɒnˈtɑːd/, /ˌɹɒ.də.mɒnˈteɪd/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˌɹɑ.də.mənˈteɪd/, /ˌɹɑ.dəˌmɑnˈteɪd/, /ˌɹɑ.də.mənˈtɑd/, /ˌɹɑ.dəˌmɑnˈtɑd/

Adjective

rodomontade (comparative more rodomontade, superlative most rodomontade)

  1. Pretentiously boastful.

Noun

rodomontade (countable and uncountable, plural rodomontades)

  1. Vain boasting; a rant; pretentious behaviour.
    • 1855, Sir Richard Burton, Personal Narrative of a Pilgrimage to Al-Madinah & Meccah, Dover 1963, p. 67:
      He talks of her abroad as a stern and rigid master dealing with a naughty slave, though, by the look that accompanies his rhodomontade, I am convinced that at home he is the very model of “managed men.”
    • 1903, Samuel Butler,The Way of All Flesh, ch 46:
      …Euripides accuses AEschylus of being “pomp-bundle-worded,” which I suppose means bombastic and given to rodomontade

Translations

Verb

rodomontade (third-person singular simple present rodomontades, present participle rodomontading, simple past and past participle rodomontaded)

  1. To boast, brag or bluster pretentiously.

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