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huff

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of huff

  1. 1 a state of nervous or irritated concern was in a huff because everyone was running late and the hot breakfast she had prepared was getting cold Synonyms of huff dither, fluster, fuss, fret, lather, pother, stew, sweat, swelter, swivet, tizzy, twitterWords Related to huff bother, dudgeon, pique; alarm (also alarum), hand-wringing, panic; ado, agitation, delirium, distraction, furor, hysteria, uproar; nervous breakdown

  2. 2 an outburst or display of excited anger gets all in a huff every time anyone makes the slightest criticism Synonyms of huff blowup, explosion, fireworks, fit, hissy [chiefly Southern & southern Midland], hissy fit, tantrum, sceneWords Related to huff eruption, flare-up, outburst, storm, uproar; agitation, delirium, distraction, frenzy, furor, furore, fury, hysteria, rage, rampage; convulsion(s), paroxysm, seizure, spasm, upheaval; angriness, choler, indignation, irateness, ire, lividity, lividness, spleen, wrath, wrathfulness; reaction, rise; dander, temper; grouch, hump [British], pet, pouts, snit, sulk(s), sulkiness, sullenness

  3. 3 the feeling of being offended or resentful after a slight or indignity left the restaurant in a huff after waiting 15 minutes to be seated Synonyms of huff dudgeon, pique, miff, offense (or offence), peeve, resentment, umbrageWords Related to huff aggravation, anger, annoyance, bother, botheration, discomfort, exasperation, frustration, grief, irritation, vexation; agitation, angriness, displeasure, distress, disturbance, indignation, irateness, ire, outrage, perturbation, upset; dander, temper; fit, pet, pouts, sulk(s), tantrum, tizzy; affront, barb, brickbat, dig, indignity, insult, put-down, slap, slight, slurNear Antonyms of huff satisfaction; appeasement, mollification, pacification; contentment, delight, gratification, happiness, pleasure

Synonym Discussion of huff

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

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of huff

  1. to talk loudly and wildly demanding to speak to the branch manager, she huffed about the rudeness of the bank teller Synonyms of huff bluster, fulminate, rant, rave, spoutWords Related to huff sound off, speak out, speak up; blare, blurt out, bolt; bloviate, blow, declaim, harangue, mouth (off), orate, pontificate; carry on, rage, storm, take onNear Antonyms of huff grunt, murmur, mutter, slur; breathe, whisper


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