to bluster in an inefficient kind of way

*cat*

Senior Member
Slovene
Hello!

Can you please help me to understand this sentence?
He blusters in an inefficient kind of way.

I'm confused.
 
  • bibliolept

    Senior Member
    AE, Español
    It almost seems superfluous to say that one blusters inefficiently. After all, blustering is normally used to describe empty, overblown threats.

    OF course, the connotation of "empty" posturing or ineffectual "swagger" is not a denotation, is not in the dictionary. Nonetheless, the use of "inefficient" seems to underscore how useless his talking truly is.
     
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