Synonyms of bluff


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


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


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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Definition and meaning of bluff (Dictionary)