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Synonyms for bluffblʌf

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bluff(noun)

    a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)

    Synonyms:
    four flush

    Antonyms:
    indirect, gradual

  2. bluff(noun)

    pretense that your position is stronger than it really is

    Synonyms:
    four flush

    Antonyms:
    gradual, indirect

  3. bluff, four flush(adj)

    the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards

    Synonyms:
    four flush, bluff

    Antonyms:
    indirect, gradual

  4. bluff, bold, sheer(adj)

    very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

    Synonyms:
    rank(a), transparent, sheer(a), absolute, cobwebby, vapourous, plain, diaphanous, right-down, sheer, see-through, vaporous, gossamer, filmy, bluff, bold, unmingled, gauze-like, unmixed, downright, gauzy, out-and-out(a)

    Antonyms:
    indirect, gradual

  5. bluff(verb)

    bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured

    Synonyms:
    sheer, bold

    Antonyms:
    indirect, gradual

  6. bluff, bluff out(verb)

    deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand

    Synonyms:
    bluff out, bluff

    Antonyms:
    gradual, indirect

  7. bluff(verb)

    frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is

    Synonyms:
    bluff out

    Antonyms:
    gradual, indirect

English Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bluff

    Bluff is a word of good meaning, as are frank and open. The bluff man talks and laughs loudly and freely, says and does whatever he pleases with fearless good nature, and with no thought of annoying or giving pain to others. The blunt man says things which he is perfectly aware are disagreeable, either from a defiant indifference to others' feelings, or from the pleasure of tormenting.

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, blunt, blustering, bold, brusk, coarse, discourteous, frank, impolite, inconsiderate, open, plain-spoken, rough, rude, uncivil, unmannerly

    Antonyms:
    bland, courteous, genial, polished, polite, refined, reserved, urbane

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bluff(a.)

    Synonyms:
    blustering, swaggering, bullying, vaporing, pompous, coarse, rude, BLUNT, gruff, churlish, bearish

  2. bluff(n.)

    Synonyms:
    precipitous bank (especially on the margin of a river or the sea)

  3. bluff(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    [Low.] repulse (by a bluff manner), repel, snub, bluff off, send away with a flea in one's ear

PPDB, the paraphrase database

List of paraphrases:

sham, cliff, scam, fake, racket


Translations for bluff

From our Multilingual Translation Dictionary

  • стръмен, блъф, отвесен бряг, груб, отвесен, откровен, безцеремонен, блъфиране, блъфирам, откритBulgarian
  • blafovatCzech
  • BluffGerman
  • blufo, blufiEsperanto
  • farol, petateSpanish
  • بلوفPersian
  • hämäys, bluffi, hämätä, jäyhä, jyrkkä, harhautus, jyrkänne, bluffaus, tylppä, bluffataFinnish
  • blufferFrench
  • menggertakIndonesian
  • scoglieraItalian
  • алдаKyrgyz
  • blefuotiLithuanian
  • bluffenDutch
  • blefe, falésia, blefarPortuguese
  • откровенный, открытый, блеф, обрыв, отвесный берег, грубый, отвесный, утёс, прямой, блефовать, резкий, обрывистый, бесцеремонныйRussian
  • blefirati, blefiranje, pečina, pretvarjanje, se pretvarjatiSlovene
  • bluff, rättfram, bluffa, burdusSwedish
  • blöf yapmak, blöfTurkish

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