a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
pretense that your position is stronger than it really is
"his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"
bluff, four flush(adj)
the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards
bluff, bold, sheer(adj)
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)
bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured
"a bluff but pleasant manner"; "a bluff and rugged natural leader"
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
frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is
English Synonyms and Antonyms
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.
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precipitous bank (especially on the margin of a river or the sea)
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How to use bluff in a sentence?
You bluffed me I don't like it when people bluff me. It makes me question my perception of reality.
The broader base of shareholders can take the money and run.... or seek to call ABI's bluff.
Confidence is usually a bluff – if you’re lucky you might have it, but frankly nobody will know the difference.
A person who can actually understand and identify the people who often deceive and bluff , even slight indication is enough; but those whose mind is empty or heart is dirty, it is not only tough but impossible to convince them as even the foolproof evidence against the liar/sweet talker is trashed by them as worthless stuff.
The more a person has love for the material stuff in own mind, the more tough it gets for him to recognize the people who laugh with him in front but bluff him from behind.
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- стръмен, блъф, отвесен бряг, груб, отвесен, откровен, безцеремонен, блъфиране, блъфирам, откритBulgarian
- blufo, blufiEsperanto
- farol, petateSpanish
- hämäys, bluffi, hämätä, jäyhä, jyrkkä, harhautus, jyrkänne, bluffaus, tylppä, bluffataFinnish
- 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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