Definitions for bluffness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bluffblʌf(adj.; n.)-er, -est

  1. (adj.)good-naturedly direct, blunt, or frank; heartily outspoken.

  2. presenting a bold and nearly perpendicular front:

    a bluff, precipitous headland.

    Category: Geology

  3. (n.)a cliff, headland, or hill with a broad, steep face.

    Category: Geology, Geography (terms)

  4. Upper Midwest and Canada.a clump or grove of trees in a generally treeless area.

    Category: Dialect, Canada/Canadian, British

Origin of bluff:

1620–30

bluff′ness(n.)

bluffblʌf(v.t.)

  1. to mislead or intimidate by a display of strength, self-confidence, or the like.

  2. to achieve by bluffing:

    to bluff one's way into a job.

  3. to deceive (an opponent in poker) by betting heavily on a weak hand.

    Category: Games

  4. (v.i.)to put on a bold or self-confident front in order to mislead.

  5. (n.)an act or instance of bluffing.

  6. a person who bluffs; bluffer.

Idioms for bluff:

  1. call someone's bluff, to challenge someone to carry out a threat.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of bluff:

1665–75

bluff′er(n.)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bluffness(noun)

    good-natured frankness

Wiktionary

  1. bluffness(Noun)

    The quality of being bluff

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bluffness(noun)

    the quality or state of being bluff

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