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bluff

adjective

bluff

noun

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  1. a steep wall of rock, earth, or ice fossils embedded in a stone bluff that date from the Jurassic period Synonyms barranca (also barranco), cliff, crag, escarpment, palisade, precipice, scar, scarpRelated Words butte, cuesta, hogback, tor; bulwark, embankment; declivity, drop-off, pitch


bluff

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of bluff

  1. 1 to cause to believe what is untrue I bluffed the interviewer into believing that I could really speak French and thus would be the perfect person to serve in the newspaper's Paris bureau Synonyms bamboozle, beguile, deceive, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, gaff, gammon, gull, have, have on [chiefly British], hoax, hoodwink, hornswoggle, humbug, juggle, misguide, misinform, mislead, snooker, snow, spoof, string along, sucker, suck in, take in, trickRelated Words kid, put on, tease; bleed, cheat, chisel, defraud, diddle, euchre, flam, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindleNear Antonyms debunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusionAntonyms undeceive

  2. 2 to present a false appearance of the basketball player bluffed a shot, then passed instead Synonyms act, affect, assume, feign, counterfeit, dissemble, fake, pass (for), pretend, profess, put on, sham, simulateRelated Words dissimulate, impersonate, let on, masquerade, play, playact, pose; forge, imitate; camouflage, conceal, disguise, mask; feint; malinger


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