Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun bluff

3 senses of bluff

Sense 1
bluff -- (a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion))
       => bank -- (a long ridge or pile; "a huge bank of earth")

Sense 2
bluff -- (pretense that your position is stronger than it really is; "his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted")
       => pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling -- (pretending with intention to deceive)

Sense 3
bluff, four flush -- (the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards)
       => deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation -- (the act of deceiving)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb bluff

2 senses of bluff

Sense 1
bluff, bluff out -- (deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand)
       => move, go -- (have a turn; make one's move in a game; "Can I go now?")

Sense 2
bluff -- (frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is)
       => frighten, fright, scare, affright -- (cause fear in; "The stranger who hangs around the building frightens me"; "Ghosts could never affright her")

Antonyms of adj bluff

2 senses of bluff

Sense 1
bluff, bold, sheer -- (very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock")

INDIRECT (VIA steep) -> gradual -- ((of a topographical gradient) not steep or abrupt; "a gradual slope")

Sense 2
bluff -- (bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured; "a bluff but pleasant manner"; "a bluff and rugged natural leader")

INDIRECT (VIA direct) -> indirect -- (extended senses; not direct in manner or language or behavior or action; "making indirect but legitimate inquiries"; "an indirect insult"; "doubtless they had some indirect purpose in mind"; "though his methods are indirect they are not dishonest"; "known as a shady indirect fellow")

Similarity of adj bluff

2 senses of bluff

Sense 1
bluff, bold, sheer -- (very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front; "a bluff headland"; "where the bold chalk cliffs of England rise"; "a sheer descent of rock")
       => steep (vs. gradual) -- (having a sharp inclination; "the steep attic stairs"; "steep cliffs")

Sense 2
bluff -- (bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured; "a bluff but pleasant manner"; "a bluff and rugged natural leader")
       => direct (vs. indirect) -- (straightforward in means or manner or behavior or language or action; "a direct question"; "a direct response"; "a direct approach")

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