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Synonyms for buffet
ˈbʌf ɪtbuf·fet

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English Synonyms and Antonyms2.3 / 4 votes

  1. buffet

    A blow is a sudden impact, as of a fist or a club; a stroke is a sweeping movement; as, the stroke of a sword, of an oar, of the arm in swimming. A shock is the sudden encounter with some heavy body; as, colliding railway-trains meet with a shock; the shock of battle. A slap is given with the open hand, a lash with a whip, thong, or the like; we speak also of the cut of a whip. A buffet or cuff is given only with the hand; a blow either with hand or weapon. A cuff is a somewhat sidelong blow, generally with the open hand; as, a cuff or box on the ear. A stripe is the effect or mark of a stroke. In the metaphorical sense, blow is used for sudden, stunning, staggering calamity or sorrow; stroke for sweeping disaster, and also for sweeping achievement and success. We say a stroke of paralysis, or a stroke of genius. We speak of the buffets of adverse fortune. Shock is used of that which is at once sudden, violent, and prostrating; we speak of a shock of electricity, the shock of an amputation, a shock of surprise. Compare BEAT.

    blow, box, calamity, concussion, cuff, cut, disaster, knock, lash, misfortune, rap, shock, stripe, stroke, thump

Princeton's WordNet2.2 / 5 votes

  1. buffet, counter, sideboardnoun

    a piece of furniture that stands at the side of a dining room; has shelves and drawers

    heel counter, parry, retort, tabulator, comeback, rejoinder, snack counter, sideboard, counter, return, counterpunch, riposte, replication, snack bar

  2. buffetnoun

    a meal set out on a buffet at which guests help themselves

    counter, snack bar, snack counter, sideboard

  3. snack bar, snack counter, buffetverb

    usually inexpensive bar

    snack bar, counter, sideboard, snack counter

  4. buffet, knock about, batterverb

    strike against forcefully

    "Winds buffeted the tent"

    kick around, clobber, knock about, kick about, batter, baste, dinge, buff

  5. buffet, buffverb

    strike, beat repeatedly

    "The wind buffeted him"

    batter, furbish, buff, burnish, knock about

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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. buffetnoun

    slap, box, knock, rap, blow, cuff

  2. buffetnoun


  3. buffetverb

    beat, box, strike, smite, cuff

  4. buffetverb

    struggle against, contend against

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "buffet":

    buffett, credenza, bove, cupboard, dresser, buffay, tommy, tremor, chest

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  1. Hayley Garbutt:

    I'll lay their Christmas meal out like a buffet and make sure everything that they request is there.

  2. David Heinemeier Hansson:

    I think the event itself is more important than what any individual executive is going to say, what's so wild is, we've essentially gone 25 years without any material antitrust enforcement in technology since the Microsoft Store case. All of a sudden, we're just sitting on a buffet of antitrust enforcement.

  3. Kate McKinnon:

    Good evening, I'm Kate McKinnon, and I missed book club for this, tonight you'll notice that between the candidates we've installed buffet style sneeze guards on account that one of you works for patient zero.

  4. Mike Huckabee on Thursday:

    It seems to me that people would be delighted that Republicans have a whole buffet.

  5. Ahmed Nasr:

    I was at a buffet and the staff encouraged me to try Russian food. I liked it. I did not even know what they ate in Russia, in Canada we have Chinese, Indian, Middle Eastern food, but I've never seen Russian. Maybe I will look for a Russian restaurant - hopefully I can find one!

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