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Synonyms for bluff

Noun

1. bluff, bank
usage: a high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)
2. bluff, pretense, pretence, feigning, dissembling
usage: pretense that your position is stronger than it really is; "his bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"
3. bluff, four flush, deception, deceit, dissembling, dissimulation
usage: the act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards

Verb

1. bluff, bluff out, move, go
usage: deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand
2. bluff, frighten, fright, scare, affright
usage: frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is

Adjective

1. bluff, bold, sheer, steep (vs. gradual)
usage: 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"
2. bluff, direct (vs. indirect)
usage: bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured; "a bluff but pleasant manner"; "a bluff and rugged natural leader"
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