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  • as indishonest
  • as inpretended
  • as insly
  • as insneaking
  • as inuntruthful
  • as infooling
  • as inpretending

synonyms for bluffing

  • corrupt
  • crooked
  • deceitful
  • deceptive
  • false
  • fraudulent
  • misleading
  • shady
  • sneaky
  • underhanded
  • unfair
  • unprincipled
  • unscrupulous
  • untrustworthy
  • backbiting
  • bent
  • cheating
  • crafty
  • cunning
  • deceiving
  • designing
  • disreputable
  • double-crossing
  • double-dealing
  • elusive
  • guileful
  • hoodwinking
  • mendacious
  • perfidious
  • recreant
  • shifty
  • sinister
  • slippery
  • sneaking
  • swindling
  • traitorous
  • treacherous
  • tricky
  • two-faced
  • two-timing
  • unctuous
  • villainous
  • wily
See also synonyms for: bluffings
  • affected
  • assumed
  • avowed
  • cheating
  • concealed
  • counterfeit
  • covered
  • dissimulated
  • fake
  • falsified
  • feigned
  • lying
  • masked
  • mock
  • pretend
  • professed
  • purported
  • quack
  • sham
  • simulated
  • supposed
  • artificial
  • bogus
  • charlatan
  • factitious
  • false
  • fictitious
  • impostrous
  • imposturous
  • make believe
  • ostensible
  • phony
  • pseudo
  • put on
  • so-called
  • spurious

antonyms for bluffing

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  • aboveboard
  • ethical
  • fair
  • faithful
  • forthright
  • frank
  • genuine
  • good
  • honest
  • honorable
  • just
  • moral
  • open
  • principled
  • real
  • reliable
  • straight
  • trustworthy
  • truthful
  • upright
  • valid
  • scrupulous
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    How to use bluffing in a sentence

    Bluff erosion — even catastrophic bluff collapse — is a natural process that has been occurring in San Diego for thousands of years.
    SEAWALLS ARE NOT THE ANSWER TO COASTAL BLUFF EROSIONLAURA WALSHJANUARY 11, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    Recent bluff collapses in San Diego have sparked conversations about public safety on beaches.
    SEAWALLS ARE NOT THE ANSWER TO COASTAL BLUFF EROSIONLAURA WALSHJANUARY 11, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    The genesis for the bill was the tragic August 2019 bluff collapse in Encinitas that took the lives of three people.
    BILL AIMED AT PREVENTING FUTURE BLUFF COLLAPSES ISN’T ALL ABOUT SEAWALLSPATRICIA BATESJANUARY 4, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    More people could die from bluff collapses if nothing is done.
    BILL AIMED AT PREVENTING FUTURE BLUFF COLLAPSES ISN’T ALL ABOUT SEAWALLSPATRICIA BATESJANUARY 4, 2021VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    That same year, another bluff collapse in Del Mar destabilized a set of train tracks regularly carrying passengers between Los Angeles and San Diego.
    SAN DIEGO SCIENTIST GETS CLOSER TO UNDERSTANDING WHY THE COAST COLLAPSESMACKENZIE ELMERDECEMBER 28, 2020VOICE OF SAN DIEGO
    One morning, walking on the bluff, the idea came to me, with … brevity, suddenness, and immediate certainty, that the arithmetic transformations of indeterminate ternary quadratic forms were identical with those of non-Euclidean geometry.
    WHY IT PAYS TO PLAY AROUND - ISSUE 94: EVOLVINGANDREAS WAGNERDECEMBER 16, 2020NAUTILUS
    Republicans called their bluff, scheduling a vote on the text, and Democrats either voted “present” or opposed it.
    THE TRAILER: WHAT WENT UNSAID IN WEDNESDAY'S VICE-PRESIDENTIAL DEBATEDAVID WEIGELOCTOBER 8, 2020WASHINGTON POST
    They got somebody, or else they were only bluffing when they waved that scalp.
    WARRIOR GAPCHARLES KING
    Mike grinned, remembering the time he had driven a robot brain daffy by bluffing it at poker.
    UNWISE CHILDGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
    He uttered a low laugh of contempt which showed plainer than words that he thought Curlie was bluffing.
    ON THE YUKON TRAILROY J. SNELL
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