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  • adj.abrupt
  • nounboast; deceit
  • nounprecipice
  • verbdeceive

synonyms for bluff

  • blunt
  • blustering
  • brief
  • direct
  • frank
  • open
  • rough
  • short
  • tart
  • barefaced
  • bearish
  • breviloquent
  • brusque
  • candid
  • crusty
  • curt
  • downright
  • forthright
  • gruff
  • hearty
  • honest
  • laconic
  • no-nonsense
  • outspoken
  • plain-spoken
  • rude
  • short-spoken
  • sincere
  • snippety
  • snippy
  • straightforward
  • tactless
  • terse
  • unceremonious
See also synonyms for: bluffer / bluffing
  • ruse
  • sham
  • subterfuge
  • bluster
  • braggadocio
  • bragging
  • bravado
  • deception
  • delusion
  • facade
  • fake
  • feint
  • fraud
  • front
  • humbug
  • jiving
  • lie
  • pretense
  • pretext
  • show
  • snow
  • stall
  • trick
  • false colors
  • false front
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antonyms for bluff

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  • courteous
  • devious
  • dishonest
  • lengthy
  • long
  • polite
    • protect
    • support
    • come clean
    • reveal
    • tell the truth
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    The bluff has happened so many times and it still hasn’t been banned that I now don’t think it’s going to happen.
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    The house is balanced on a granite bluff, looking out to sea.
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    Blakeslee was inspired by publications of an archaeologist who excavated at the same bluff site more than 60 years ago and suspected it had been a central part of Etzanoa.
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    Hike the two-mile Headland Trail to the top of a bluff overlooking the Zuni Mountains and the volcanic craters of El Malpais National Monument.
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    In a recent test of bluffing in poker, computer face recognition failed miserably.
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    “Mr. Pickwick, I thank you most heartily for all your kindness to my son,” said old Mr. Winkle, in a bluff straightforward way.
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    At the offer of a smaller sum the Count would possibly bluff.
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    There is also a conspicuous high bluff on the principal island, which appears to have been seen by the French.
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    By and by, a straggling birch bluff rose blackly across their way, but nobody swung wide.
    WINSTON OF THE PRAIRIEHAROLD BINDLOSS
    It is situated in a wonderfully picturesque position, on a rocky bluff overlooking the River Wye.
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    WORDS RELATED TO BLUFF

    • act
    • adopt
    • aspire to
    • assume
    • bluff
    • contrive
    • counterfeit
    • do a bit
    • fake
    • feign
    • lay it on thick
    • make out like
    • playact
    • put on
    • put up a front
    • sham
    • simulate
    • take on
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