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Meaning & Definition of Bluff in English

English

Bluff

/bləf/

noun

1. A high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion)

    synonym:
  • bluff

2. Pretense that your position is stronger than it really is

  • "His bluff succeeded in getting him accepted"
    synonym:
  • bluff

3. The act of bluffing in poker

  • Deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards
    synonym:
  • bluff
  • ,
  • four flush

verb

1. Deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand

    synonym:
  • bluff
  • ,
  • bluff out

2. Frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is

    synonym:
  • bluff

adjective

1. 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"
    synonym:
  • bluff
  • ,
  • bold
  • ,
  • sheer

2. Bluntly direct and outspoken but good-natured

  • "A bluff but pleasant manner"
  • "A bluff and rugged natural leader"
    synonym:
  • bluff