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Synonyms for fluff

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. fluff(noun)

    any light downy material

    frippery, bagatelle, frivolity

  2. bagatelle, fluff, frippery, frivolity(noun)

    something of little value or significance

    frivolousness, bar billiards, frivolity, buffoonery, bagatelle, harlequinade, frippery, japery, prank, clowning

  3. fluff(verb)

    a blunder (especially an actor's forgetting the lines)

    frippery, bagatelle, frivolity

  4. botch, bodge, bumble, fumble, botch up, muff, blow, flub, screw up, ball up, spoil, muck up, bungle, fluff, bollix, bollix up, bollocks, bollocks up, bobble, mishandle, louse up, foul up, mess up, fuck up(verb)

    make a mess of, destroy or ruin

    "I botched the dinner and we had to eat out"; "the pianist screwed up the difficult passage in the second movement"

    vitiate, stammer, mud, plunder, impair, drift, pamper, hot up, flub, suck, featherbed, mar, gasconade, squander, ruffle up, boast, heat up, vaunt, itch, screw up, ball up, mire, frustrate, corrupt, bluster, gas, deflower, spoil, muck up, rape, tease, grope, violate, bollocks, mollycoddle, bungle, bollocks up, fumble, muck, shove along, shove off, foil, stutter, blow, bollix, rumple, coddle, cosset, shoot a line, scotch, go bad, ruffle, baby, cross, louse up, fellate, float, botch up, bodge, mess up, brag, bobble, baffle, muff, be adrift, mess, mishandle, tout, foul up, swash, blunder, indulge, despoil, waste, go down on, stumble, blow out, bollix up, botch, thwart, bilk, bumble, falter, cocker, burn out, misconduct, mismanage

  5. ruffle, fluff(verb)

    erect or fluff up

    "the bird ruffled its feathers"

    botch, prance, flick, shuffle, bungle, tease, tittup, muck up, mishandle, bumble, botch up, ruffle up, blow, ripple, screw up, cock, rumple, sashay, fumble, flub, ball up, ruffle, bollocks, strut, pleat, riffle, mess up, cockle, louse up, bollocks up, bollix, muff, swagger, undulate, foul up, mix, bobble, bollix up, spoil, bodge

  6. tease, fluff(verb)

    ruffle (one's hair) by combing the ends towards the scalp, for a full effect

    botch, badger, bungle, tease, muck up, mishandle, bumble, botch up, tantalise, blow, screw up, rally, loosen, bug, fumble, flub, ball up, ruffle, bollocks, ride, bait, card, razz, spoil, muff, tantalize, tease apart, cod, louse up, mess up, taunt, beleaguer, foul up, rag, bobble, pester, bollix up, bollix, twit, bodge, bollocks up


  1. fluff(noun)

    To make something fluffy.

    The cat fluffed its tail.

    all talk, cruft, ruffle, BS, hype

  2. fluff(noun)

    To become fluffy.

    That article was basically a bunch of fluff. It didn't say anything substantive.

    ruffle, cruft, BS, hype, all talk

  3. fluff(noun)

    To make a mistake in one’s lines

    cruft, ruffle, BS, hype, all talk

  4. fluff(noun)

    To do incorrectly, for example mishit, miskick, miscue etc.

    ruffle, cruft, hype, all talk, BS

  5. fluff(noun)

    fuzz, puff

  6. fluff(noun)

    thinko, slip, faux pas, stumble, gaffe, lapse, fault, blooper, error, defect, mistake, blunder, boo-boo

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. fluff(n.)

    nap, down

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  1. Mark Bauerlein:

    Their stylistic tics are nonsensical fluff: 'Like ... Like ... Like ...,' sentences punctuated with 'N Stuff,' mindless clichés such as 'Omigod!' and 'Awesome.' In their writing, they aren't much better. Let's be clear about every standardized test score and every survey of teachers and employers: the writing of students and younger workers is a mess.

  2. Charlotte Dell:

    It was fluff, but it made me think, `How could that translate to our residents with memory loss?' we're looking to see if we can set a positive tone for the day.

  3. Joanna Hewitt:

    It has to be deeds, not words, what it’s easy to do is have some fluff - but what we want is hard numbers.

  4. Ben Lewis:

    These stories offer comfort and escapism, it's something queer audiences haven't had a lot of. There has got to be room for fluff, for lack of a better term, and seeing queer representation in all genres, even where it hasn't been seen before.

  5. Harry Reid:

    But there is no alternative. What he talks about is basically fluff, there is no alternative. What is the alternative? To have us alone? Have the international community walk away? We have negotiated this in good faith. It hasn't taken months. It's taken years. Years. This is the diplomatic breakthrough that will go down in history as one of the biggest diplomatic moves in the history of the world.

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