Definition of bluff:
- A game at cards; poker.
- A high, steep bank, as by a river or the sea, or beside a ravine or plain; a cliff with a broad face.
- Abrupt; roughly frank; unceremonious; blunt; brusque; as, a bluff answer; a bluff manner of talking; a bluff sea captain.
- An act of bluffing; an expression of self- confidence for the purpose of intimidation; braggadocio; as, that is only bluff, or a bluff.
- Having a broad, flattened front; as, the bluff bows of a ship.
- Rising steeply with a flat or rounded front.
- Surly; churlish; gruff; rough.
- To act as in the game of bluff.
- To deter ( an opponent) from taking the risk of betting on his hand of cards, as the bluffer does by betting heavily on his own hand although it may be of less value.
- To frighten or deter from accomplishing a purpose by making a show of confidence in one's strength or resources; as, he bluffed me off.
plain-spoken, play false, take for a ride, cobwebby, right-down, hearty, coarse, diaphanous, lead astray, cozen, take in, bluff out, gauzy, double-cross, bold, plain, crusty, hoodwink, transparent, blustering, have, unmixed, rude, put something over on, mislead, abrupt, frank, uncivil, bamboozle, beguile, vaporous, gauze-like, study at blunt, rank, brusk, unmingled, filmy, delude, blunt, fool, absolute, direct, humbug, steep, vapourous, impolite, open, downright, trick, four flush, honest, dupe, out-and-out, gossamer, see-through, rough, discourteous, betray, sheer, unmannerly, inconsiderate.
- cliff (part of speech: noun)
- boast (part of speech: verb)
- fool (part of speech: noun)
- pretend (part of speech: verb)
- pretension (part of speech: noun)
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