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huff

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1 a state of nervous or irritated concern
  • was in a huff because everyone was running late and the school bus would stop to pick them up in a matter of minutes

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2 an outburst or display of excited anger
  • 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
  • left the restaurant in a huff after waiting 15 minutes to be seated

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huff

verb

Synonyms & Antonyms of huff (Entry 2 of 2)

to talk loudly and wildly
  • demanding to speak to the manager, he huffed about the rudeness of the sales assistant

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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

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“Huff.” The Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/huff. Accessed 16 December 2019.

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