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huff

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1 a state of nervous or irritated concern
  • Mom was in a huff because everyone was running late and was going to miss the school bus.
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2 an outburst or display of excited anger
  • She gets all in a huff every time anyone makes the slightest criticism.
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3 the feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity
  • He left the restaurant in a huff after waiting 15 minutes to be seated.
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offense, resentment, umbrage, pique, dudgeon, huff mean an emotional response to or an emotional state resulting from a slight or indignity. offense implies hurt displeasure.
    • takes deep offense at racial slurs
resentment suggests lasting indignation or ill will.
    • harbored a lifelong resentment of his brother
umbrage may suggest hurt pride, resentment, or suspicion of another's motives.
    • took umbrage at the offer of advice
pique applies to a transient feeling of wounded vanity.
    • in a pique I foolishly declined the invitation
dudgeon suggests an angry fit of indignation.
    • stormed out of the meeting in high dudgeon
huff implies a peevish short-lived spell of anger usually at a petty cause.
    • in a huff he slammed the door

huff

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to talk loudly and wildly
  • Demanding to speak to the branch manager, she huffed about the rudeness of the bank teller.
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