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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 of buff 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, suckerWords Related to buff 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 of buff nonadmirer; belittler, carper, critic, detractorAntonyms of buff 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 of buff altogether, bareness, birthday suit, bottomlessness, nudity, nakedness, nude, rawWords Related to buff 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 of buff grind, file, hone, rasp, rub, sandWords Related to buff plane, scrape; sandblast, scour; burnish, dress, gloss, polish, shine, smooth; edge, hone, sharpen, strop, whet; regrindNear Antonyms of buff 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 of buff polish, burnish, dress, furbish, gloss, grind, rub, shine, smooth, smoothenWords Related to buff sleek, slick; coat, glaze, japan, lacquer, varnish; face, finish, veneer; brighten; file, rasp, sand, sandblast, sandpaper, scour, scrape, scrub; bob, bone, lapNear Antonyms of buff rough (up), roughen, ruffle, scuff (up)



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