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buff

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of buff

  1. 1 a person with a strong and habitual liking for something <he's such a film buff that he owns over 3,000 movies> Synonyms addict, aficionado (also afficionado), fan, bug, devotee, enthusiast, fanatic, fancier, fiend, fool, freak, habitué (also habitue), head, hound, junkie (also junky), lover, maniac, maven (also mavin), nut, suckerRelated Words groupie; admirer, amateur, collector, connoisseur, dilettante; authority, expert; adherent, convert, cultist, disciple, follower, hanger-on, votary; advocate, apostle, backer, champion, evangelist, exponent, friend, patron, promoter, proponent, supporter; partisan (also partizan), zealot; booster, rooter, well-wisher; faddistNear Antonyms nonadmirer; belittler, carper, critic, detractorAntonyms nonfan

  2. 2 the state of having no clothes on one's body <protected by a fully enclosed backyard, the couple would frequently sunbathe in the buff> Synonyms altogether, bareness, birthday suit, bottomlessness, nudity, nakedness, nude, rawRelated Words toplessness; naturism, nudism


buff

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of buff

  1. 1 to make smooth by friction <she learned to buff semiprecious stones in order to make her own jewelry> Synonyms grind, file, hone, rasp, rub, sandRelated Words plane, scrape; sandblast, scour; burnish, dress, gloss, polish, shine, smooth; edge, hone, sharpen, strop, whet; regrindNear Antonyms coarsen, rough (up), roughen, scuff

  2. 2 to make smooth or glossy usually by repeatedly applying surface pressure <the janitor buffed the lobby floor until it shone> Synonyms polish, burnish, dress, furbish, gloss, grind, rub, shine, smooth, smoothenRelated Words sleek, slick; coat, glaze, japan, lacquer, varnish; face, finish, veneer; brighten; file, rasp, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scrub; bob, bone, lapNear Antonyms rough (up), roughen, ruffle, scuff (up)


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