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

8 senses of puff

Sense 1
puff, puff of air, whiff -- (a short light gust of air)
       => gust, blast, blow -- (a strong current of air; "the tree was bent almost double by the gust")

Sense 2
puff -- (a light inflated pastry or puff shell)
       => pastry -- (any of various baked foods made of dough or batter)

Sense 3
puff -- (exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes))
       => recommendation, testimonial, good word -- (something that recommends (or expresses commendation of) a person or thing as worthy or desirable)

Sense 4
quilt, comforter, comfort, puff -- (bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together)
       => bedclothes, bed clothing, bedding -- (coverings that are used on a bed)

Sense 5
powderpuff, puff -- (a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin)
       => pad -- (a flat mass of soft material used for protection, stuffing, or comfort)

Sense 6
ottoman, pouf, pouffe, puff, hassock -- (thick cushion used as a seat)
       => seat -- (furniture that is designed for sitting on; "there were not enough seats for all the guests")

Sense 7
puff, drag, pull -- (a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly")
       => inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in -- (the act of inhaling; the drawing in of air (or other gases) as in breathing)

Sense 8
blow, puff -- (forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff")
       => exhalation, expiration, breathing out -- (the act of expelling air from the lungs)

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

8 senses of puff

Sense 1
puff, whiff -- (smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe")
       => smoke -- (inhale and exhale smoke from cigarettes, cigars, pipes; "We never smoked marijuana"; "Do you smoke?")

Sense 2
puff, drag, draw -- (suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette")
       => inhale, inspire, breathe in -- (draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well")

Sense 3
pant, puff, gasp, heave -- (breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily")
       => blow -- (exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down")

Sense 4
puff -- (make proud or conceited; "The sudden fame puffed her ego")
       => elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate -- (fill with high spirits; fill with optimism; "Music can uplift your spirits")

Sense 5
puff, puff up -- (praise extravagantly; "The critics puffed up this Broadway production")
       => praise -- (express approval of; "The parents praised their children for their academic performance")

Sense 6
puff -- (speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man")
       => boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade -- (show off)

Sense 7
puff, puff up, blow up, puff out -- (to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests")
       => swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce -- (expand abnormally; "The bellies of the starving children are swelling")

Sense 8
puff, huff, chuff -- (blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain")
       => blow -- (exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down")

Antonyms of adj puff

1 sense of puff

Sense 1
puff, puffed -- (gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves")

INDIRECT (VIA fancy) -> plain -- (not elaborate or elaborated; simple; "plain food"; "stuck to the plain facts"; "a plain blue suit"; "a plain rectangular brick building")

Similarity of adj puff

1 sense of puff

Sense 1
puff, puffed -- (gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves")
       => fancy (vs. plain) -- (not plain; decorative or ornamented; "fancy handwriting"; "fancy clothes")

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