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Synonyms for bluff
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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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. bluff

    Synonyms:
    bare, open, bold, abrupt, frank, plain-spoken, blunt, surly, rude, blustering, swaggering, brusque, hectoring, coarse, discourteous, rough, bullying

    Antonyms:
    undulating, inclined, inabrupt, courteous, polished, reserved

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bluffnoun

    a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)

    Synonyms:
    four flush

    Antonyms:
    indirect, gradual

  2. bluffnoun

    pretense that your position is stronger than it really is

    "his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"

    Synonyms:
    four flush

    Antonyms:
    gradual, indirect

  3. bluff, four flushadjective

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

    Synonyms:
    four flush

    Antonyms:
    indirect, gradual

  4. bluff, bold, sheeradjective

    very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front

    "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock"

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

    Antonyms:
    indirect, gradual

  5. bluffverb

    bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured

    "a bluff but pleasant manner"; "a bluff and rugged natural leader"

    Synonyms:
    sheer, bold

    Antonyms:
    indirect, gradual

  6. bluff, bluff outverb

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

    Synonyms:
    bluff out

    Antonyms:
    gradual, indirect

  7. bluffverb

    frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is

    Synonyms:
    bluff out

    Antonyms:
    gradual, indirect

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Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. bluffadjective

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

  2. bluffnoun

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

  3. bluffverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bluffadjective

    Synonyms:
    abrupt, unceremonious, brusque, gruff, surly, precipitous, steep, abrupt

  2. bluffverb

    Synonyms:
    frighten, deter, intimidate

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "bluff":

    sham, cliff, scam, fake, racket

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How to use bluff in a sentence?

  1. President Biden:

    It's not a bluff, it's on the table.

  2. George Conway:

    It certainly isnt a bluff ; you can take the president seriously, and heres why, what hes looking at is that [ there were ] 4,000 migrants apprehended in one day recently. Were on track this month for close to 100,000. We have never seen a surge like this.

  3. Andrew Schneider:

    You bluffed me I don't like it when people bluff me. It makes me question my perception of reality.

  4. Wolfgang Schaeuble:

    If the Greeks were serious Schaeuble would have no problem with them, but their behavior over the past months has convinced him that they are not an asset to Europe, that they are damaging the very values on which the European idea is based, that they just want to poker and bluff. And this is the ultimate sin for him.

  5. Eric Angely:

    David Pottier said of United States. Thepandemic has wreaked havoc across the world, infecting 6.6 million people, killing over 391,000 and devastating economies.It poses a particular threat to the elderly like the surviving D-Day veterans who are in their late nineties or older. It has also affected the younger generations who turn out every year to mark the occasion. Most have been barred from traveling to the windswept coasts of American Normandy. In this photo taken on Thursday, June 4, 2020, two people stop to look at an information board at Omaha Beach in Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Virginia Mayo) Some 160,000 soldiers made the perilous crossing from England that day in atrocious conditions, storming dunes which they knew were heavily defended by German troops determined to hold their positions. Somehow, they succeeded. Yet they left a trail of thousands of casualties who have been mourned for generations since. Last year stood out, with U.S. President Donald Trump joining his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron at the American cemetery in Colleville-sur-Mer, on a bluff overlooking Omaha Beach. A smattering of veterans were honored with the highest accolades. All across the beaches of American Normandy tens of thousands came from across the globe to pay their respects to the dead and laud the surviving soldiers. The acrid smell of wartime-era jeep exhaust fumes and the rumble of old tanks filled the air as parades of vintages vehicles went from village to village. The tiny roads between the dunes, hedges and apple orchards were clogged for hours, if not days. FILE - In this Thursday, June 6, 2019 file photo, President Donald Trump, first lady Melania Trump, French Donald Trump Emmanuel Macron and Brigitte Macron, watch a flyover during a ceremony to commemorate the 75th anniversary of D-Day at the American Normandy cemetery, in Colleville-sur-Mer, American Normandy, France. In sharp contrast to the 75th anniversary of D-Day, this year's 76th will be one of the loneliest remembrances ever, as the coronavirus pandemic is keeping nearly everyone from traveling. ( AP Photo/Alex Brandon, File) Heading into the D-Day remembrance weekend this year, only the salty brine coming off the ocean on Omaha Beach hits the nostrils, the shrieks of seagulls pierce the ears and a sense of desolation hangs across the regions country roads. Last year this place was full with jeeps, trucks, people dressed up as soldiers.


Translations for bluff

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  • стръмен, блъфиране, блъфирам, безцеремонен, открит, откровен, отвесен, груб, блъф, отвесен брягBulgarian
  • blafovatCzech
  • BluffGerman
  • blufo, blufiEsperanto
  • petate, farolSpanish
  • بلوفPersian
  • hämäys, jyrkkä, harhautus, bluffata, jäyhä, jyrkänne, bluffaus, hämätä, tylppä, bluffiFinnish
  • blufferFrench
  • धोखाHindi
  • menggertakIndonesian
  • scoglieraItalian
  • ಬ್ಲಫ್Kannada
  • алдаKyrgyz
  • blefuotiLithuanian
  • bluffenDutch
  • blefar, falésia, blefePortuguese
  • бесцеремонный, обрывистый, резкий, утёс, блефовать, открытый, блеф, обрыв, отвесный берег, грубый, отвесный, откровенный, прямойRussian
  • pretvarjanje, pečina, blefiranje, se pretvarjati, blefiratiSlovene
  • burdus, bluffa, rättfram, bluffSwedish
  • முரட்டுத்தனமானTamil
  • కొండపైనTelugu
  • ป้านThai
  • blöf yapmak, blöfTurkish

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