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puff

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of puff

  1. a slight or gentle movement of air <felt a puff of wind on his face> Synonyms air, breath, breeze, waft, zephyrRelated Words current, draft, whiff; sea breeze; blast, blow, flurry, gale, headwind, northeaster, norther, northwester, southeaster, southwester, tailwind, westerly, wind; squall, tempest, tornado, windstorm; airflowNear Antonyms calm




puff

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of puff

  1. 1 to breathe hard, quickly, or with difficulty <he came running up the stairs puffing and wheezing> Synonyms blow, heave, hyperventilate, pant, gasp, wheezeRelated Words choke, gag, gulp, huff; asphyxiate, smother, stifle, strangle; snore, snuffle; exhale, expire

  2. 2 to praise too much <a talk show host who can be counted on to puff up the celebrities who readily consent to be interviewed> Synonyms adulate, belaud, blarney, butter up, hero-worship, honey, massage, overpraise, flatter, soft-soap, strokeRelated Words blandish, cajole, coax, sweet-talk, wheedle; fawn, kowtow, suck (up to), toady; idolize, worship; eulogize, extol (also extoll), laud, praise; applaud, commend, compliment; congratulate, felicitate; drool, gush, slaver, slobber; endear, ingratiate; court, romance, wooNear Antonyms bad-mouth, belittle, decry, depreciate, disparage, put down




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