Examples of guff in a Sentence
His latest book has a lot of guff about conspiracies of one kind or another.
His friends have given him a lot of guff about his hair.
She doesn't take guff from anybody.
Recent Examples of guff from the Web
And as is Lisa’s wont, the story is where animals who live in nicer houses than most Americans, fabulous recreational activities, and a predilection for not taking guff from anybody converge.
But may god forgive the literary critic who swallows the guff of Twenge and her ilk.
Darkest Dungeon gets plenty of (somewhat deserved) guff for overtaxing its same few areas to support a very long game.
Nero Wolfe may have had Archie Goodwin to do the legwork and take his guff, but Johansson has his own minions.
Lopez knocks a bag out of Parker's hand and lunges at him, because RoLo takes no guff from furballs.
Who gives you more guff for still being single, your mother or your sister?
The others show similar qualities by not getting in trouble, getting straight A’s, and not taking any guff from males.
With most of Hollywood considering Trump the country’s dangerous new supervillain, the Texan actor will undoubtedly get some guff for this stance.
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Origin and Etymology of guff
First Known Use: 1880See Words from the same year
Synonymsapplesauce [slang], balderdash, baloney (also boloney), beans, bilge, blah (also blah-blah), blarney, blather, blatherskite, blither, bosh, bull [slang], bunk, bunkum (or buncombe), claptrap, codswallop [British], crapola [slang], crock, drivel, drool, fiddle, fiddle-faddle, fiddlesticks, flannel [British], flapdoodle, folderol (also falderal), folly, foolishness, fudge, garbage, nonsense, hogwash, hokeypokey, hokum, hoodoo, hooey, horsefeathers [slang], humbug, humbuggery, jazz, malarkey (also malarky), moonshine, muck, nerts [slang], nuts, piffle, poppycock, punk, rot, rubbish, senselessness, silliness, slush, stupidity, taradiddle (or tarradiddle), tommyrot, tosh, trash, trumpery, twaddle
Related Wordsabsurdity, asininity, fatuity, foolery, idiocy, imbecility, inaneness, inanity, insanity, kookiness, lunacy; absurdness, craziness, madness, senselessness, witlessness; hoity-toity, monkey business, monkeyshine (s), shenanigan (s), tomfoolery; gas, hot air, rigmarole (also rigamarole); double-talk, greek, hocus-pocus
Near Antonymslevelheadedness, rationality, reasonability, reasonableness, sensibleness; common sense, horse sense, sense; discernment, judgment (or judgement), wisdom
GUFF Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of guff for English Language Learners
: foolish nonsense
: annoying or playful criticism
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