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fluff

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of fluff

  1. 1 a soft airy substance or covering self-consciously picked the fluff off his sweater as he answered the officer's questions Synonyms down, floss, {h,1}fuzz, fur, lint, nap, pileRelated Words batting

  2. 2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy the flustered newscaster's fluffs included a mispronunciation of the town's name Synonyms blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], clinker, fault, flub, error, fumble, gaff, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, stumble, tripRelated Words bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection


fluff

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of fluff

  1. 1 to make a mistake unnerved by her earlier missteps, the skater fluffed on the final jump as well Synonyms blunder, boob [British], flub, err, foul up, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mess (up), screw up, slip up, stumble, tripRelated Words nod; bobble, botch, bungle, butcher, foozle, mangle, mishandle, muff, murder; miscalculate, misconceive, miscount, miscue, misdeem, misgauge, misjudge, mistake; misconstrue, misinterpret, misunderstand

  2. 2 to make or do (something) in a clumsy or unskillful way I completely fluffed the introduction by calling the boss's wife by the wrong name Synonyms blow, bobble, boggle, bollix (up), boot, bugger (up), bumble, bungle, butcher, dub, flub, botch, foozle, foul up, fumble, goof (up), louse up, mangle, mess (up), muck up, muff, murder, screw upRelated Words blunder, gum (up), muddle, piffle; blemish, blight, damage, flaw, harm, hurt, impair, injure, mar, mutilate, ruin, spoil, vitiate; destroy, wreck; mishandle, mismanageNear Antonyms ameliorate, better, enhance, help, improve, meliorate, rectify, refine, reform, remedy; doctor, fix, patch, recondition, renovate, repair, revamp


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