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Synonyms for bluff
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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

    "his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"

    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

    Antonyms:
    indirect, gradual

  4. 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"

    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. bluff(verb)

    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 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

    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

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

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. bluff(a)

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

  2. bluff(v)

    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. Andrew Schneider:

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

  2. Bernstein Research analyst Trevor Stirling:

    The broader base of shareholders can take the money and run.... or seek to call ABI's bluff.

  3. Chrissie Hynde:

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

  4. Anuj Somany:

    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.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    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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Translations for bluff

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  • 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
  • धोखाHindi
  • menggertakIndonesian
  • scoglieraItalian
  • ಬ್ಲಫ್Kannada
  • 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
  • முரட்டுத்தனமானTamil
  • కొండపైనTelugu
  • ป้านThai
  • blöf yapmak, blöfTurkish

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