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blowhard

One who tends to speak in an arrogant or conceited manner. Oh, that guy's a real blowhard—he's not nearly as great as he thinks he is.

blowhard

(ˈbloˈhɑrd)
n. a braggart; a big talker. When and if this blowhard finishes, let’s go.
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Given our successes (see our reporting on some of those topics in this issue), and the fact that blowhard rhetoric is news primarily because of its sheer disconnected outrageousness, it's plain to me that setbacks, though real and in need of guarding against, are just temporary.
The faux-rightwing blowhard Colbert character will surely hail the choice of Gov.
You might not agree with them, but give them a hearing because speaking out will have caused them a good deal more pause for thought than, off the top of my head, a blowhard newspaper columnist.
The obligatory right-wing radio blowhard soon entered the picture.
Patton is a blowhard; Montgomery is arrogant; and Eisenhower is not always looked upon as a strong leader.
Although no one buys blowhard Lapade's true claim that Odejimi shot him, the incident has tainted Odejimi's romantic vision of courtship and marriage.
Pelecanos has a fine way with a felon, and he chillingly captures the blowhard mentality of the would-be criminal." JANET MASLIN
Normally, one of the worst places to be stuck at a dinner party is next to a blowhard lawyer recounting his involvement in a particular lawsuit.
Schulman describes Marge as a hapless, "Woody Allen" version of herself; and a radio interview with the indie filmmaker Haynes--voiced by Haynes himself, the good sport--makes him sound like an opportunistic blowhard.
Blowhard from NAGCOM, but since he funds half of your budget, you'd better practice your happy dance (or at least project an enthused voice) when he calls.
Making us pull for a sanctimonious statist blowhard like Kerry isn't the worst thing Bush has done to the country.
What is funnier than watching blowhard politicians successfully caricature themselves?
The book's major weakness is the inconsistency--some might call it hypocrisy--of Coulter's decrying the "denigration" that is the "hallmark" of "liberal argument," while irresponsibly calling revered newsman Walter Cronkite a "pious left-wing blowhard," labeling former New Jersey Governor and current Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Christie Todd Whitman a "dimwit" and alleging that feminist icon Gloria Steinem is "a deeply ridiculous figure."
'As long as he behaves himself within his own borders, we should not be addressing any attack or resources against him.' 'He is what we in Texas know as a blowhard. He cannot help himself.
You have made that same mistake." The results were not so disastrous, but there were cost overruns or testing failures, because you failed to speak up when your boss' boss had that ultimately dumb inspiration: "Let someone else take the heat from the old blowhard." Or maybe you were that inspired boss' boss who had intimidated the junior folks so much that they were afraid to approach you with unwelcome news.