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gaff

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of gaff

  1. 1 a socially improper or unsuitable act or remark you can expect to make some amusing gaffs until you get more familiar with the language Synonyms of gaff familiarity, faux pas, impropriety, gaffe, indiscretion, solecismWords Related to gaff blunder, error, flub, fumble, goof, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, slip, slipup, stumble; discourtesy, incivility, offense (or offence); boner, howler; foul-up, muff; misapprehension, miscalculation, misconception, misjudgment, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms of gaff form, manners, mores, proprietiesAntonyms of gaff amenity, attention, civility, courtesy, formality, gesture, pleasantry

  2. 2 an unintentional departure from truth or accuracy double-check her writing, as it's typically riddled with gaffs Synonyms of gaff blunder, bobble, boob [British], boo-boo, brick, clanger [British], clinker, fault, flub, fluff, fumble, error, gaffe, goof, inaccuracy, lapse, miscue, misstep, mistake, oversight, screwup, slip, slipup, stumble, tripWords Related to gaff bloomer, blooper, boner, howler, pratfall; foul-up, snafu; misapprehension, miscalculation, miscomprehension, misconception, misconstruction, miscue, misdescription, misimpression, misinterpretation, misjudgment, misreading, misstatement, misunderstandingNear Antonyms of gaff accuracy, correctness, exactitude, exactness, preciseness, precision, strictness; inerrancy, infallibility, perfection


gaff

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of gaff

  1. 1 to cause to believe what is untrue a sleazy photographer who gaffed small-town girls into thinking he represented a big-city modeling agency Synonyms of gaff bamboozle, beguile, bluff, buffalo, burn, catch, con, cozen, delude, dupe, fake out, fool, deceive, 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, trickWords Related to gaff kid, put on, tease; bleed, cheat, chisel, defraud, diddle, euchre, flam, fleece, gyp, hustle, mulct, rook, shortchange, skin, squeeze, stick, sting, swindleNear Antonyms of gaff debunk, expose, reveal, show up, uncloak, uncover, unmask; disclose, divulge, tell, unveil; disabuse, disenchant, disillusionAntonyms of gaff undeceive

  2. 2 to rob by the use of trickery or threats the operators of the traveling carnival had gaffed the gullible with a variety of time-honored ruses Synonyms of gaff beat, bilk, bleed, cheat, chisel, chouse, con, cozen, defraud, diddle, do, do in, euchre, fiddle, flimflam, fleece, gyp, hose [slang], hustle, mulct, nobble [British slang], pluck, ream, rip off, rook, screw, shake down, short, shortchange, skin, skunk, squeeze, stick, stiff, sting, sucker, swindle, thimblerig, victimizeWords Related to gaff extort, wrench, wrest, wring; clip, gouge, nick, overcharge, soak; exploit, milk; deceive, dupe, fool, gull, trick; rope (in); betray, bitch, double-cross; bamboozle, fast-talk



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