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Synonyms for bluff

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English Synonyms and Antonyms1.0 / 1 vote

  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.

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

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

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms2.0 / 2 votes

  1. bluff

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

    undulating, inclined, inabrupt, courteous, polished, reserved

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 1 vote

  1. bluffnoun

    a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)

    four flush

    indirect, gradual

  2. bluffnoun

    pretense that your position is stronger than it really is

    "his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"

    four flush

    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

    four flush

    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"

    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)

    indirect, gradual

  5. bluffverb

    bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured

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

    sheer, bold

    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

    bluff out

    gradual, indirect

  7. bluffverb

    frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is

    bluff out

    gradual, indirect

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bluffadjective

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

  2. bluffnoun

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

  3. bluffverb

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. bluffadjective

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

  2. bluffverb

    frighten, deter, intimidate

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "bluff":

    sham, cliff, scam, fake, racket

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How to use bluff in a sentence?

  1. President Barack Obama:

    I think that he failed and I'm trying to call his bluff on this.

  2. 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.

  3. Wesley D'Amico:

    The only trump card I have to beat is the bluff.”

  4. Chrissie Hynde:

    Confidence is usually a bluff – if you’re lucky you might have it, but frankly nobody will know the difference.

  5. David Seabury:

    Your desires and true beliefs have a way of playing blind man's bluff. You must corner the inner facts...

Translations for bluff

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  • стръмен, открит, блъфирам, блъфиране, безцеремонен, откровен, отвесен, груб, блъф, отвесен брягBulgarian
  • blafovatCzech
  • BluffGerman
  • blufo, blufiEsperanto
  • petate, farolSpanish
  • بلوفPersian
  • jyrkkä, jäyhä, harhautus, jyrkänne, bluffaus, tylppä, hämätä, bluffata, bluffi, hämäysFinnish
  • blufferFrench
  • धोखाHindi
  • menggertakIndonesian
  • scoglieraItalian
  • ಬ್ಲಫ್Kannada
  • алдаKyrgyz
  • harundineoLatin
  • blefuotiLithuanian
  • bluffenDutch
  • blefe, falésia, blefarPortuguese
  • откровенный, бесцеремонный, обрывистый, прямой, блефовать, открытый, блеф, обрыв, отвесный берег, грубый, отвесный, утёс, резкийRussian
  • blefirati, pretvarjanje, se pretvarjati, pečina, blefiranjeSlovene
  • burdus, bluff, rättfram, bluffaSwedish
  • முரட்டுத்தனமானTamil
  • కొండపైనTelugu
  • ป้านThai
  • blöf, blöf yapmakTurkish
  • 虛張聲勢Chinese

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