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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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But when it comes to public political discourse, he says Ahmadi-nejad is nothing more than a blowhard like many American politicians on the far right.
In that difficult hour, intervention by TV preachers, Religious Right zealots, vote-seeking congressmen and rightwing talk show blowhards is the last thing Americans want.
Speckhardt's stereotypical treatment of conservatives sadly reminded me of the many evangelical blowhards who "sum up" mainstream nontheists as "evil" But Speckhardt is the AHA's director of membership!
The art-world folk, of course, are high-toned blowhards gleeful over the real, bad taste of The People and the exoticism of everyday life in Baltimore.
While they initially do consider killing Pis, they decide instead, perhaps like the island itself, to outwait and outwit this latest in a long line of petty capitalist blowhards.
The nation already has obscenity laws, in case Congress hadn't noticed, but I think it allows so many of the happy band known as Newtie and the Blowhards to yammer and better about the evils of sex, as long as it's somebody else's.
And turn-of-the-century blowhards enshrined "strenuous manhood" because their workaday lives were so sedentary.
We are in many respects a nation of blowhards. Many who call for strength are not ready to pay the personal price of empire.
Blowhards of all shades, with their die-inthe-ditch certainty, do more to obscure the future than define it.
He cannot let his party drift into abject irrelevance, a place full of tubthumping blowhards who'd rather make noise than policy.
For anyone who has ever longed to see one of those hatemongering, rightwing blowhards get their comeuppance, Robin Lamont's Wright for America is that revenge fantasy come to print.
But that still puts him behind such professional blowhards as Rush Limbaugh, Sean Hannity and even Michael Savage.
IT used to deliver 110%, did The Apprentice, with its parade of shameless chancers, blaggers, blowhards and freakishly ambitious white-collar fantasists, strutting about reciting gobbets of dopey hyperbole from the CVs swirling about their internal My Documents folder.
The blowhards on the Tory right may infer the public sector does not provide essential services that need to be paid for, but that's tosh and they know it.
So many of them were boring blowhards who insisted on talking down to children that I'd have welcomed their adieus before they even got started.