Thesaurus

fluff

noun

Synonyms & Antonyms of fluff

(Entry 1 of 2)

1 a soft airy substance or covering
  • self-consciously picked the fluff off his sweater as he answered the officer's questions

Synonyms for fluff

Words Related to fluff

2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy
  • the flustered newscaster's fluffs included a mispronunciation of the town's name

Synonyms for fluff

Words Related to fluff

Near Antonyms for fluff

fluff

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of fluff (Entry 2 of 2)

1 to make a mistake
  • unnerved by her earlier missteps, the skater fluffed on the final jump as well

Synonyms for fluff

Words Related to fluff

Phrases Synonymous with fluff

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 for fluff

Words Related to fluff

Near Antonyms for fluff

See the Dictionary Definition 

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about fluff

Time Traveler for fluff

Time Traveler

The first known use of fluff was in 1790

See more words from the same year

Cite this Entry

“Fluff.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/fluff. Accessed 21 Feb. 2020.

Keep scrolling for more

More from Merriam-Webster on fluff

Dictionary: Definition of fluff

Rhyming Dictionary: Words that rhyme with fluff

Spanish Central: Translation of fluff

Nglish: Translation of fluff for Spanish Speakers

Comments on fluff

What made you want to look up fluff? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

See Definitions and Examples »

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

More Confusing Words—Quiz

  • cats on impossible timber
  • The magician ______ moved the selected card to the top of the deck.
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!