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English adjective: bluff

1. bluff very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front


SamplesA bluff headland.
Where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise.
A sheer descent of rock.


Synonymsbold, sheer


Similarsteep


Antonymsgradual

2. bluff bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured


SamplesA bluff but pleasant manner.
A bluff and rugged natural leader.


Similardirect


Antonymsindirect


English noun: bluff

1. bluff (object) a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)


Broader (hypernym)bank

2. bluff (communication) pretense that your position is stronger than it really is


SamplesHis bluff succeeded in getting him accepted.


Broader (hypernym)dissembling, feigning, pretence, pretense

3. bluff (act) the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards


Synonymsfour flush


Broader (hypernym)deceit, deception, dissembling, dissimulation


English verb: bluff

1. bluff (competition) deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand


Synonymsbluff out


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)go, move


Domain categorycard game, cards

2. bluff (communication) frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is


ExamplesSam cannot bluff Sue


Pattern of useSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s somebody into V-ing something


Broader (hypernym)affright, fright, frighten, scare









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