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Synonyms for whiff
ʰwɪf, wɪfwhiff

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Wiktionary0.0 / 0 votes

  1. whiffnoun

    waft, sniff, puff

  2. whiffnoun

    A waft; a brief, gentle breeze; a light gust of air

    waft, sniff, puff

  3. whiffnoun

    An odour carried briefly through the air

    sniff, puff, waft

  4. whiffnoun

    To strike out.

    puff, sniff, waft

  5. whiffnoun

    A strike (from the batter’s perspective)

    puff, sniff, waft

  6. whiffnoun

    The megrim, a fish with scientific name Lepidorhombus boscii or Lepidorhombus whiffiagonis

    puff, waft, sniff

Princeton's WordNet5.0 / 1 vote

  1. puff, puff of air, whiffnoun

    a short light gust of air

    pull, pouffe, quilt, puff of air, drag, comfort, blow, comforter, hassock, powderpuff, ottoman, puff

  2. whiffnoun

    a lefteye flounder found in coastal waters from New England to Brazil

    puff, puff of air

  3. whiffverb

    a strikeout resulting from the batter swinging at and missing the ball for the third strike

    puff, puff of air

  4. sniff, whiffverb

    perceive by inhaling through the nose

    "sniff the perfume"

    sniffle, sniff, puff

  5. whiffverb

    drive or carry as if by a puff of air

    "The gust of air whiffed away the clouds"

    sniff, puff

  6. whiffverb

    strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third

    sniff, puff

  7. puff, whiffverb

    smoke and exhale strongly

    "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"

    blow up, drag, heave, huff, chuff, sniff, puff up, pant, puff out, gasp, draw, puff

  8. whiffverb

    utter with a puff of air

    "whiff out a prayer"

    sniff, puff

Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. whiffnoun

    puff, blast, sudden gust

  2. whiffverb


PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "whiff":

    puff, smell, breath, odour

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How to use whiff in a sentence?

  1. Margaret Duffy:

    There's a whiff of genuine concern and social responsibility that brands and advertisers are showing.

  2. -Chapman Cohen:

    Gods are fragile things; they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.

  3. P. J. O'Rourke:

    There’s a whiff of the lynch mob or the lemming migration about any over-large concentration of like-minded individuals, no matter how virtuous their cause.

  4. Rio Tinto chairman Simon Thompson:

    The institutional shareholders are starting to get a greater whiff of the responsibilities of being a shareholder. In the past, they didn’t care. Those days are long gone.

  5. Chapman Cohen:

    Gods are fragile things they may be killed by a whiff of science or a dose of common sense.

Translations for whiff

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  • повей, полъхBulgarian
  • HauchGerman
  • bocanadas, soplo, hálitoSpanish
  • henkäys, nuuhkaista, tuoksahdus, tuulahdus, lasikampela, lyödä ohi, tuulahtaaFinnish
  • bouffée, souffle, effluve, cardine francheFrench
  • vēsmaLatvian
  • ruiken, sterk, trek, geurig, teug, adem, vlaag, geur, snuiven, geuren, vleugDutch
  • дуновение, принюхиваться, мегрим, дуть, веять, затяжка, запашокRussian
  • کفناUrdu

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