Synonym of bluff

Alternative for bluff

bluffs, bluffed, bluffing

Synonym: bank, deceive, delude, trick,

Adjective

Direct in speech or behaviour but in a good-natured way
blunt downright abrupt brusque curt direct no-nonsense plain-spoken short straightforward candid forthright frank hearty open outspoken rough gruff unequivocal approachable brusk crusty genial good-natured short-spoken snippy unceremonious friendly upfront barefaced bearish blustering breviloquent brief cheery honest laconic loud rude sincere snippety tactless tart terse to the point speaking as one finds straight from the shoulder not afraid to call a spade a spade impolite uncivil discourteous sharp matter-of-fact snappy undiplomatic straight plain explicit churlish unreserved plainspoken ungracious offhand unambiguous forthcoming bald up-front truthful free-spoken surly snappish uninhibited unguarded openhearted harsh crude freehearted brisk out-front unqualified round undisguised foursquare caustic straight-talking unmannerly impetuous impatient up front crisp unvarnished point-blank ingenuous clear free categorical real straight-shooting point blank straight to the point abrasive bad-tempered ill-tempered cavalier short-tempered indelicate tetchy monosyllabic genuine thoughtless brutal off peremptory outright impertinent guileless artless unfiltered aboveboard calling a spade a spade unconcealed talking turkey call a spade a spade not beating around the bush from the hip like it is man-to-man testy pointed clipped imperious dusty succinct concise forward irascible unconstrained callous inelegant rushed pithy unfriendly petulant plain-speaking graceless grumpy sharp-tongued bad-mannered ill-mannered vociferous crabbed definite distinct specific no lie vocal undissembling unevasive absolute express straight-from-the-shoulder sullen bare stark simple unadorned opinionated strident unreticent square hard-hitting trenchant unembellished ill-natured unpolished out of sorts speaking straight from the shoulder crabby grouchy taciturn crotchety uncompromising pulling no punches sour cross no beating around the bush laying it on the line calling spade a spade not beating about the bush unrestricted unsparing offish ill-humoured easy flat-out apparent familiar naive upright natural brazen bare-faced scrupulous heart-to-heart on the level warts and all angry boorish boisterous truculent ill-humored nasty morose saturnine lay it on the line saying what one thinks on the up and up not mincing one's words speaking one's mind insensitive inconsiderate disrespectful unfeeling uncaring unkind hurtful unsympathetic uncharitable unladylike impolitic cruel uncivilized unconsiderate ungentlemanly uncivilised unbiased unprejudiced uncalled for unpretended frontal parrhesiastic right up front telling it like it is irritable cantankerous peevish touchy vulgar moody sulky splenetic uncouth ornery choleric dyspeptic bilious prickly waspish cranky coarse crass chippy ill-bred narky fractious dour oafish disagreeable stroppy loutish ratty clumsy unpleasant glum shrewish curmudgeonly quick-tempered hot-tempered uncultured eggy peppery peckish soreheaded liverish unsociable snaky querulous bitter huffy perverse gross unmannered pouting awkward cross-grained gauche pettish pouty like a bear with a sore head unrefined snarling gloomy scratchy shirty miffy acid insolent impudent bungling ignorant fiery out of humour ungallant short-fused in a bad mood hasty on a short fuse volatile mopey glowering resentful cloddish mannerless insulting uptight brooding uncommunicative indiscreet compact unsubtle abusive rash inept maladroit offensive brash bloody-minded in a mood blundering summary compendious temperamental scowling acerbic epigrammatic untactful elliptical sarcastic unchivalrous aphoristic uncalled-for unhandsome uncultivated sententious thumbnail tasteless apothegmatic capsule fretful tense clownish common telegraphic elliptic classless spiteful mumpish argumentative indecorous clodhopping lowbred mardy cussed unresponsive annoyed waxy frowning sourpussed mean rustic ugly sulking thin-skinned hot-blooded imprudent as cross as two sticks unpolitic injudicious decisive derogatory businesslike incisive uncomplimentary disdainful economical unsophisticated humourless humorless disgruntled disparaging hotheaded acrimonious captious moping snarky tough unsmiling flip thuggish quarrelsome fresh brutish miserable contumelious swinish indignant stuffy lumpen gnomic oversensitive barbaric obstinate yobbish philistine vitriolic uneducated short and sweet hostile uncooperative exasperated grumbling slobbish out of humor sorehead passionate complaining raspy compendiary lubberly bristly edgy vicious vinegary ireful wild fed up cheerless base joyless embittered having got out of bed the wrong side out-of-line having got out of bed on the wrong side low-bred vigorous disobliging catty misbehaved tooshie tempersome unhelpful scornful mean-spirited presumptuous gawky stolid spunky acute snarly atrabilious zowerswopped Eeyorish careless rowdy doltish lumpish bullying perversely irritable precipitate polite miserly unneighborly inhospitable unfortunate hoonish dense audacious piqued sharp-tempered lowbrow with a long face heavy-handed put out mopish obloquious foul derisive rugged like a bull in a china shop cheeky arrogant peeved vexed dark aloof roughneck incult sketchy insensible raffish low scathing degrading violent berating scurrilous reproachful obnoxious reviling denigratory belittling pejorative defamatory cocky lewd illiberal withdrawn dismal depressed disgracious ungenteel mouthy smart alecky lippy smart-alecky backward savage immature overbearing underbred inaffable insubordinate malapert vituperatory calumniating contemptuous vituperative intrusive yokelish bounderish psyched up angerful frenzied fuming fierce wrathful disapproving ranting in a temper raving cold pugnacious convulsed ferocious in a huff down in the mouth having a fit of the sulks in a funk in the sulks in a strop unwise inadvisable rough-hewn foul-mouthed loud-mouthed cutting biting stupid unthinking unperceptive severe hard grating stern annoying irritating condensed ill-advised wounding galling critical neat pitiless acerb comfortless huffish sensitive feisty whingy misanthropic cynical difficult discontented contentious pertinacious aggressive hateful rubbing the wrong way spiky hard to take displeased contrary whiny hypercritical whining crybaby hick iracund iracundulous fussy disputatious close cryptic taut clear-cut exact lean precise unsavoury waspy grousing acrid trying growling caviling sore on edge dissatisfied carping griping malicious venomous fretting whingeing childish cavilling malignant vindictive filthy obstreperous chuffy barbarous plebby countrified ocker inurbane unpoised boiled down Neanderthal provincial unsavory in a nutshell nasty-tempered hot under the collar fault-finding out of temper foul-tempered out-of-sorts easily offended cut to the bone

Adjective

(of a person) Lacking sophistication or refinement
rough unrefined coarse rude uncouth crude loutish uncultured churlish ungracious blunt brusque curt impolite vulgar boorish crass discourteous ill-bred tough uncivil brutal brutish dour foul hard ill-mannered indecent indecorous indelicate lewd oafish obscene offensive profane ribald severe uncultivated unmannerly unpolished austere bawdy bearish dirty fierce filthy forbidding grim gross inconsiderate inelegant roughcast rugged stern stiff vulgarian bad-mannered cruel grievous gruff harsh inhuman intimidating louring mean stark steely untutored artless bitter common flinty foul-mouthed hardhanded heavy improper insensible loud lowbred lowbrow onerous oppressive tasteless unceremonious ungentle incult lowering murderous raffish roughneck ungentlemanly unladylike low rough-hewn uncivilized illiberal unsophisticated uncivilised graceless barbaric raw barbarian barbarous primitive savage raunchy philistine tactless clumsy uneducated smutty unseemly wild rustic unmannered blue Neanderthal impure awkward earthy natural abrupt short nasty ignorant surly yobbish thoughtless X-rated disrespectful pornographic sharp heathen suggestive impertinent inept off-color mannerless snippy thuggish offhand salacious inappropriate heathenish snappy crusty Neandertal no-nonsense lascivious sullen cheap gauche unfriendly naughty ungallant gutter saucy tart unprintable off colour trashy locker-room wanton adult undiplomatic fruity cloddish slobbish terse immodest uncalled-for near the knuckle unhandsome ungraceful immoral bungling impudent risqué porny grave stag brash serious indiscreet clodhopping racy ungodly unsmiling vicious base short-spoken blundering maladroit snappish insolent vile brusk brief unsubtle brisk clownish ungainly native gawky downright direct spicy provincial shameless steamy gamy unchivalrous swinish insulting sober wicked stony tacky abusive off unbecoming sombre somber scatological to the point callous untamed scatologic Rabelaisian strict licentious ferocious impatient unsavory lumpish heavy-handed cavalier rigorous unsavoury abrasive illiterate caustic sordid malodorous classless impetuous audacious cold unsuitable in bad taste insensitive broad lumpen simple ordinary disgracious cheeky laconic stringent unrelenting pitiless benighted rash stupid lubberly crabbed hardened crisp disapproving solemn frowning hasty matter-of-fact inexorable untactful fresh unfitting plebby corrupt inapt incorrect outspoken horny carnal unfit untoward voluptuous fleshly aloof devilish stilted plain-spoken perverse incongruous unhappy amiss infelicitous malapropos wrong inapposite unapt frigid icy frosty badly behaved titillating tawdry prurient outlandish loud-mouthed porn porno hard-core plebeian boisterous scurrilous explicit nudge-nudge in poor taste bad-tempered feral unchaste craggy sensual ill-tempered sour stolid roughhewn snippety parochial hooligan short-tempered morose derogatory robust rowdy beastly truculent spartan bestial imprudent breviloquent relentless low-minded dense cantankerous ornery monosyllabic hick countrified undomesticated straightforward burdensome searing trying excruciating unholy disagreeable unbefitting unconscionable nonliterate lippy unpolitic injudicious frank presumptuous sexy erotic rigid uncomfortable uneasy wooden inurbane disgusting lumbering ungenteel gaudy non-literate underbred contumelious malapert undue impolitic unworldly offish undignified fiendish backwoods unenlightened bodily blasphemous unacceptable sickening unfeeling unrestrained rustical unsympathetic glowering menacing saturnine upfront rough-and-tumble randy rank sexual outrageous uninhabited unpleasant lush mean-looking ill-advised out of place unworthy discreditable lustful lecherous low-bred poor uncharitable earnest arousing libidinous flip obdurate astringent strait-laced sleazy peremptory grim-faced out of keeping distasteful skin low-down-and-dirty not afraid to call a spade a spade soft-core unlovely low-down salty overbearing unclean hard-nosed corporeal close to the bone straight from the shoulder like a bull in a china shop out-of-line in a state of nature undecorous socially unsure shocking near the bone socially inept lacking in social graces socially awkward unfashionable basic unfinished roisterous rollicking obnoxious obtuse unlettered lowdown and dirty vernacular low-born ferine fell homespun agrestic clipped misbehaved baseborn general ill-behaved succinct concise testy large subhuman troglodytic unscrupulous pithy grumpy sketchy Philistine pointed rough and ready nescient ungentlemanlike doltish bullying bourgeois merciless trailer-park backward immature improprietous gloomy dismal shoddy jungli revolting hoonish irascible undeveloped gritty ill-suited unsuited dreary decisive ill-natured uncontrolled ocker unpoised materialist unread commercial unwise inadvisable sooty formal petulant common as muck tight-lipped vigorous hard-skinned rough-skinned tough-skinned uncommunicative poker-faced aboriginal crotchety crabby grouchy taciturn exploitative corrupting beyond the pale nauseating pert brassy businesslike bald bumbling off-colour mature disparaging unthinking unperceptive tetchy cross bizarre fast libertine evil-minded orgiastic incontinent reserved juicy arrogant ridiculous foulmouthed gawkish dorky blunderous undexterous klutzy stumbling blockish uncoordinated inartistic anti-intellectual unwholesome colloquial derisive bad degrading unsettling affronting vilifying vituperative unutterable chilly stuffy unemotional rogue careless irritable moody cocky untimely lacking in propriety unfair unworthy of uncomely unseasonable butterfingered dozy gruesome sick gangling clunky purple low-down and dirty off-colored out of line sly scabrous gamey rascally uncomplimentary distant exacting inflexible ill-humoured hillbilly smart-alecky mouthy smart alecky brazen precipitate dusty insubordinate inaffable disdainful inexpert unskilful uninformed unconventional unjust unrighteous unequitable reprehensible unrightful wrongful melancholic bleak hard-faced dejected glum ugly sulky unforgiving authoritarian unyielding unbending forthright candid open hearty flashy garish intrusive yokelish bounderish concupiscent angry ill-humored drastic pulling no punches remote solid ramrod unequivocal flash showy ostentatious good-natured genial approachable debased not mincing one's words speaking one's mind calling a spade a spade not beating about the bush extreme in the gutter ape-like lusty meretricious naff tatty friendly hard-boiled all thumbs with two left feet godless immoderate punishing punitive inordinate crippling kitsch blustering barefaced cheery honest sincere taboo threatening unbroken ornate useless hideous pretentious foolish unsightly unclassy trivial artificial makeshift fiery disreputable exorbitant swingeing towering excessive unmerciful strong overweening intolerable steep draconian sinful depraved irreligious impious profligate repulsive cheap and nasty ignoble questionable speaking as one finds scandalous malicious rakish calloused fearsome physical animal odious hardheaded overextravagant extravagant headstrong insane plethoric baroque intractable overmuch overdue frightful frightening irreverent atheistic colourful cutthroat grimy mucky grubby wilding hellish horrible uncompromising colorful unvirtuous epicurean venomous intense great implacable pagan sacrilegious non-theistic shameful ruffian humourless sedate humorless staid repressive sobersided demonic evil iniquitous weighty uncomic free sybaritic luscious sensuous hedonistic luxurious untouched infernal satanic diabolical out of the way overrun overgrown rampant agrarian appetitive Dionysiac unspiritual voluptuary escaped neglected luxuriant indigenous deserted desert waste desolate po-faced malevolent unhallowed moving stirring exciting hedonic stimulating delightful physically gratifying pleasing animalistic hot tactile sensory sharpened debauched dissolute degenerate loose reprobate dissipated unprincipled dishonourable abandoned dishonorable perverted lubricious promiscuous villainous nefarious decadent unethical provocative goatish shady dishonest demoralized despicable passionate demoralised criminal contemptible atrocious profaned desecrated unblushing disgraceful degraded lubricous satyric hypersexual itchy warped lickerish intemperate uncleanly abominable detestable ignominious Fescennine defiled appalling jackleg rakehell rakehelly devious infamous bold deplorable forward monstrous amoral scurvy abhorrent not pure crooked tempting heinous miscreant rotten seductive embarrassing Cyprian flagrant ruttish flirtatious unspeakable tainted execrable wretched illicit unlawful pervy opprobrious uninhibited fallen loathsome kinky contaminated abject sexually explicit underhand wayward dark morally wrong inviting egregious flagitious of easy virtue tantalizing alluring not cricket low-life unabashed unashamed amorous hankering sullied itching desirous ithyphallic tarty blatant unembarrassed unhealthy vitiated shabby whorish underhanded sneaking sexually arousing sexually exciting remorseless blameworthy lurid deceitful corrupted illegal maleficent undisguised lowlife dangerous page-three dirty-minded incorrigible black louche tantalising swinging unconstrained hurtful dreadful dastardly hateful heartless inexcusable felonious unforgivable indictable lawless sneaky deceptive drunken overbold terrible scummy censurable easy worthless awful slimy noxious fast and loose bent in the fast lane no-good revealing risque libellous libelous fleshy entertaining lively barro profanatory barnyard callow daring slippery fractious full-frontal grody freethinking uncontrollable morally bereft sizzling scungy XXX depraving delinquent lawbreaking uncurbed grown up despisable snide paltry currish hot and heavy perverting culpable under-the-table condemnable lax relaxed unruly unmoral disorderly ardent objectionable lame lousy meanspirited against the law amatory sexually suggestive violent aphrodisiac annoying irritating vitriolic blamable base-minded groveling aphrodisiacal farmyard demoralizing subversive slipshod scabby malignant ratty cruddy disdainable displeasing craving sadistic pejorative denigratory invective deprecatory deviant hircine hot-blooded grovelling inglorious riotous sorry undesirable cold-blooded ruthless wounding exasperating indulgent flagitous twisted demoralising erring bloodthirsty bloody galling personal vexing provoking slighting exceptionable humiliating vituperatory scurrile scurril groundless sicko unnatural unrespectable knavish indefensible notorious shy diabolic guilty good-for-naught no-count meritless good-for-nothing no-account brute homicidal inhumane butcherly illegitimate roguish deteriorated violated deleterious injurious damaging contemptuous slinky baneful harmful pernicious mischievous malfeasant scoundrelly stinking prejudicial nocuous adverse baleful fast-living detrimental peccable ill sanguinary offending vituperous defiant black-hearted bad news self-indulgent pleasure-seeking high living upsetting faulty putrid come-hither piquant coquettish brazen-faced night owl lacking restraint gone bad gone to the dogs rancid repellant repellent horrendous fulsome horrifying horrid repugnant insupportable noisome nauseous forbidden fraudulent unpardonable desecrating pushy voyeuristic prohibited proscribed overt desperate red hot backbiting untrue crying highly improper maligning traducing detractive gossiping detracting longing beguiling enchanting intoxicating heady intriguing enticing encouraging bewitching interesting Machiavellian dodgy arch wise bold-faced sassy nervy cocksure brassbound interdicted banned ineffable censored impenitent arrant unconcealed unrepentant transparent violating irreverential infidel heretical saturnalian indescribable hotshot spunky gutsy bald-faced as bold as brass inopportune inexpedient without shame high-handed frowned on disapproved of out of bounds off limits inapplicable unwarranted discordant inharmonious unmentionable impermissible restricted off-limits irregular discrepant erroneous inadmissible not to be spoken of no go inaccurate abnormal preposterous ludicrous odd false ill-timed out-of-place out-of-season off-base at odds bad form that dare not speak its name

Adjective

Friendly and cheerful
genial friendly cordial warm affable amiable cheerful congenial cheery good-natured companionable comradely hearty hospitable sociable approachable chummy convivial easy-going hail-fellow-well-met kind matey sympathetic agreeable buddy-buddy good-humored good-humoured jolly kindly neighbourly pleasant amicable bonhomous collegial company-loving extrovert extroverted gracious gregarious hail-fellow jovial neighborly outgoing pally palsy palsy-walsy warmhearted well disposed clubby merry regular warm-hearted blithe cheering chipper chirpy easygoing enlivening favourable favorable glad high jocund joyous perky sunny up upbeat upper welcoming easy to get along with sunny side up obliging social nice likable likeable easy mellow gentle helpful benevolent tender conversable considerate generous affectionate happy mild compassionate well-disposed benign open good-tempered clubbable engaging polite understanding caring kind-hearted complaisant kindhearted pleasing civil thoughtful accommodating unselfish decent tolerant indulgent charitable tender-hearted loving couthy sweet lenient charming intimate courteous good personable extraverted accessible cooperative peaceable unreserved soft-hearted soft magnanimous merciful big-hearted liberal goodhearted softhearted peaceful delightful good-hearted lovable harmonious humane winning lively calm cozy cosy close uninhibited winsome tenderhearted altruistic forbearing placid clubable responsive pacific appealing easy to get on with mild-mannered brotherly familiar amenable benignant beneficent communicative fond receptive conciliatory large-hearted all heart unassuming empathetic moderate even-tempered supportive fatherly humanitarian sensitive maternal bighearted motherly sweet-tempered empathic patient like-minded clement amical lovely informal meek fraternal simpatico sweet-natured tight selfless comforting feeling forgiving compatible attractive modest civilized hilarious entertaining non-hostile kindred pitying talkative harmless respectful civilised human philanthropic bleeding-heart well meaning demonstrative vivacious confiding heartfelt enthusiastic earnest wholehearted sincere relaxed attentive casual unconstrained unrestrained confidential eager expansive taking serene solicitous bountiful communal quiet boon thick buoyant smiling backslapping open-handed conflict-free lavish available paternal tranquil unpresumptuous prepossessing breezy fun unstuffy temperate dovelike compliant chilled swell moral commiserative humble all right giving righteous noble fatherlike regardful deferential buddy buddy angelic open-minded unoffensive well intentioned great-hearted willing to please good company well-mannered bubbly avuncular festive confident assent loyal amusing faithful jocose attached vibrant funny happy-go-lucky comical jocular on good terms festal fun-loving conversible gay mirthful charismatic enjoyable relishable preferable guestfriendly facile elevated diverting wonderful expressive socializing exuberant people-oriented glowing dear affectious vulnerable good-looking colonial glad-handering presentable personal acquiescent natural broad-minded sentimental unceremonious docile near softie marshmallow ingratiating self-effacing loquacious effusive garrulous socialising handsome bombastic concordant agreeing accordant bosom in favour red-carpet understandable attention-seeking fit unanimous adapted frictionless united suitable forthcoming free copacetic favourably disposed boisterous captivating enchanting canny nice-looking pretty bonny nonmalignant laid back well-suited well suited sympathique genuine door's always open free and easy laid-back eleemosynary soft touch propitious dutiful big public-spirited openhearted wholesome unstinting benefic chivalrous greathearted tactful princely bounteous philanthropical gallant heart in right place openhanded munificent freehanded chatty voluble conversational square shooting right nice lovey-dovey fresh officious snug inseparable kissy-huggy very friendly mushy as nice as pie reasonable nonthreatening witty inviting measured congruous consonant consistent peace-loving equable easy-oasy sweetheart aces comely okay white-hat free-and-easy deep amorous concerned discursive talky in accord in favor in agreement spirited waggish sprightly shy non-confrontational lamblike demure reverent dove-like submissive tame jejune vapid dull flat subservient subdued spiritless obeisant smooth forbearant sensible unwarlike thick as thieves consoling downright neighborly regular fellow right neighborly bland retiring cool pacifist effervescent gushy encouraging sympathizing condoling fabulous gassy barley-sugar commiserating doting piteous ruthful soft-spoken sisterly non-aggressive non-violent non-combative non-belligerent inoffensive dovish non-malignant sympathising sparing having heart in right place good egg pacifistic open-hearted loving and giving old softie bleeding heart do-good well-intentioned honest ethical respectable upright irenic anti-war still honourable virtuous trustworthy honorable worthy incorrupt dependable restful nonbelligerent undisturbed balmy diplomatic ordered pacificatory complacent just principled upstanding mannerly right straight true clean-living well mannered stand-up on the up and up well-brought-up squeaky clean right-minded

Noun

A steep cliff, bank, or promontory
cliff crag escarpment precipice bank headland height peak promontory ridge scarp barranca barranco palisade scar slope eminence overhang hill hillside mound mountain rock rock face tor face steep aiguille pinnacle linn krantz alp ledge mount ben fell elevation massif berg sierra range prominence inselberg cordillera Munro jebel hump incline cuesta wall rocky height steep rock drop enclosure defence stockade fence sheer drop horn bulwark paling brink steep cliff cliff face summit dropoff escarp abyss cliffdrop mountaintop barrier defense barricade fortification highland foothill pike butte glob dome mesa volcano pyramid serac puy rampart parapet bastion breastwork railing fort bar embankment hurdle blockade hedge outwork buttress protection fortress roadblock earthwork block stop stronghold rail partition circumvallation redoubt support citadel fastness fencing dam battlement guard security balustrade vallum ditch trellis barbican vallation screen defensive wall obstruction castle bartizan dyke shield obstacle keep hold buffer garrison cordon boundary outpost blank wall berm bailey buffet bastille pale mainstay prop projection refuge limit chainlink fencing trench moat upholder tower of strength blocking object channel watercourse conduit drain gutter banister rails panel blockhouse defences guardrail bannister divider siding pole post rest separator ravelin fieldwork fortalice preparation embattlement presidio defenses entrenchment facade curb surface restriction panelling levee side paneling limitation room divider retainer boundary line façade building up hedgerow windbreak groyne railings chains backstop pickets posts cyclone net dike boards groin stakes barbed wire

Noun

An instance of deceiving or tricking someone
con fraud swindle scam trick deception flimflam sting gyp cheat bunco hustle fiddle racket bunko ploy grift diddle rort canard kite swizz fastie boondoggle swizzle graft crime dupe mockery rip-off con trick confidence trick shell game double-cross bit of sharp practice confidence game gold brick hoax imposture ruse dodge sham wile trickery game prank pretence feint spoof pretense joke fast one con game stratagem device artifice deceit subterfuge manoeuvre scheme contrivance machination maneuver imposition leg-pull gimmick snare decoy lurk wheeze fetch trap humbug shift set-up rig schlenter flanker put-on snow job jest jape practical joke put-up job move expedient chicanery duplicity fakery play jig gambit knack conspiracy juggle sleight plot shenanigan sharp practice ambush treachery falsehood cover distortion delusion invention quiz dido insincerity hypocrisy double-dealing phoney phony posturing dishonesty falseness cant sanctimoniousness deceptiveness falsity cheating flim-flam phoneyness hypocritical talk hypocritical behaviour kidology codology empty talk Tartufferie lies propaganda lie misrepresentation fake blind hokum porky Trojan horse hogwash catch jive bilk stall mare's-nest pork pie whitewash chicane pretext fallacy wrinkle cover-up story shuck malarkey ride illusion crock fib fast shuffle tactic ramp shakedown twist craft fraudulent scheme loophole method strategy wangle plan cunning scheming guile craftiness sellout sell slyness artfulness extortion blackmail hosing savvy overcharging dirty work dirty trick crocodile tears sweet talk soft soap sleight of hand dirty pool crooked deal shady deal sucker game smoke and mirrors rip have do lift thievery stealing daylight robbery purloining robbery exploitation thieving steal larceny mare's nest bad deal bad buy

Noun

A thing that deceives
deception deceit duplicity fraud cunning deceitfulness dissimulation guile trickery cheating craftiness double-dealing fraudulence craft dissembling treachery wiliness artifice chicanery crookedness deviousness duping hoodwinking underhandedness artfulness deceptiveness hypocrisy lying slyness bluffing cozenage crookery cunningness dishonesty dupery fakery foxiness guilefulness hanky-panky insincerity jiggery-pokery legerdemain obfuscation pretence codology kidology knavery management monkeyshines beguilement betrayal blarney boondoggle circumvention defraudation dirt disinformation equivocation falsehood funny business hokum imposition juggling mendacity monkey business pretense prevarication sophism treason trickiness trumpery untruth fast one snow job subterfuge wile misrepresentation evasion intrigue sophistry chicane sharp practice every trick in the book canniness caginess subtleness sneakiness cageyness subtlety slickness strategy feint scheming wiles imposture ambidextrousness cozening entrapping overreaching falseness defrauding trapping two-facedness ambidexterity misleading dissemblance two-timing feigning jugglery skullduggery skulduggery gamesmanship dirty pool dirty dealing faking shamming falsification smoke and mirrors posturing concealing piousness counterfeiting masking sham cant disguising device hiding concealment shrouding veiling suppression disguise camouflage play-acting perfidy faithlessness falsity unfaithfulness disloyalty perfidiousness shenanigans swindling flimflam infidelity untruthfulness disingenuousness unscrupulousness corruption sellout hocus-pocus treacherousness double-crossing stab in the back fourberie tricks bad faith shadiness double-cross phoniness misconduct knavishness business backstabbing double cross fabrication breach of trust spuriousness stratagems shiftiness shrewdness sedition mendaciousness Judas kiss breach of faith ruse disaffection fiddling crime affectation improbity mischief Punic faith invention untrustworthiness traitorousness sleight of hand artificiality criminality subversion unreliability schemes manoeuvres ploys astuteness cleverness ruses graft stratagem inaccuracy mutiny magic distortion hoax prestidigitation dodge let-down illegality quackery maneuvers racket false-heartedness lies dirty trick dirty work speciousness revolt revolutionary seditiousness fast shuffle giveaway lèse majesté pretentiousness duplicitousness unjustness unfairness seditious act embezzlement rascality perjury evasiveness misleading talk manipulation misbehaviour waffle machinations inconstancy subterfuges devilry back-stabbing jobbery villainy corruptness fudging delinquency art contrivance surreptitiousness carry-on malfeasance scheme tactics ingenuity wrongdoing extortion dirty tricks lawbreaking sell-out fraudulency inveracity illusion lack of veracity fakeness carryings-on foul play scam misbehavior lie goings-on swindle hollowness con conjuring put-on lip service monkey tricks shell game charlatanism co-option co-optation apostasy illegitimacy fibbing ability deceiving misappropriation finesse perspicacity dualism duality twoness one-upmanship telling stories lese-majesty inauthenticity pretension affectedness acting nefariousness dubiousness unlawfulness manoeuvring simulation make-believe persona dishonourableness disingenuity stab in back unnaturalness conduct events happenings behaviour act humbug footwork rebellion furtiveness gambit wire-pulling maneuver talk ploy plot verbiage nonsense manoeuvre machination conjuration escamotage unprincipledness unscrupulosity questionableness questionability stunt joke cheat sting attack posture posing pose self-deception imagination barratry skunk song blackmail shakedown hoky-poky string sell line bamboozlement smoke unrepresentativeness unreliableness illusoriness inaccurateness specious reasoning artful argument maneuvering high treason wound attitudinizing palace intrigue trick recreancy spoof bunco gyp whitewash fake grift act of disloyalty incidents affairs roguishness charade hot air snake oil wooden nickel mistakenness wrongness fictitiousness fallaciousness act of treachery gerrymandering tiff quibble squabble fuss spat song and dance devilishness wickedness conjuring tricks illusionism hocuspocus simulacrum putting on an act unveracity activity jive run-around bait and switch casuistry dexterity dishonour fixing roguery baseness trahison des clercs sweet talk skin game sanctimoniousness glibness unctuousness pharisaism mockery faithless sanctimony pharisaicalness terminological inexactitude behavior fooling around playing around badness depravity iniquity vileness evil viciousness mystification false colours tartuffery snide backhandedness display dishonor insidiousness bunk infamy lawlessness pettifoggery hankie-pankie turpitude evil-doing being two-faced false profession economy with the truth high jinks muddying confusion hokey-pokey hob impishness deviltry waggery waggishness devilment mischievousness diablerie forgery perversion clouding obliqueness toing and froing comings and goings hustle and bustle doctoring debasement tampering adulteration changing alteration manipulating profiteering venality vitiation misapplication smoke screen subornation bribery demoralization sleaze bribing misfeasance malversation tampering with demoralisation payola shuffle nepotism exploitation palm-greasing dishonest dealings shady dealings being on the take

Noun

A display of behavior, usually meant to deceive
act front show pose pretence facade fake posture sham affectation charade guise masquerade feigning appearance attitude counterfeit display dissimulation performance disguise façade hoax posturing pretense semblance shamming stance subterfuge veneer airs dissemblance fabrication falsification playacting posing chaser con dissimilation feint hamming phoney phony ploy simulation stall a put-on a put-up job false display false front make-believe soft soap sweet talk play-acting put-on shuck and jive mask veil cloak illusion gloss look face exterior false colors window dressing cover impression public image coloring disguisement window-dressing color colour colouring layer beard pretext frontage pretending hoaxing bluffing humbug false colours acting deception ruse screen impersonation imposture mummery costume trick masking revel personation cover-up air pretension fakery imitation faking artifice trickery pretentiousness simulacrum mien smokescreen deceit expression bearing aspect mannerism falsehood ostentation insincerity carriage role demeanour figure pageant image demeanor showing dress false show invention camouflage parody attitudinizing manner affectedness dissembling artificiality excuse countenance mockery schtick snobbery hokum pretensions inflation grandiosity superciliousness outside mimicry false pretense aura exaggeration side likeness burlesque covering dumb act snootiness uppishness spoof outward appearance fig leaf red herring airs and graces going Hollywood put-up job smoke screen showing off assumed manners unnatural imitation putting on airs parade farce pantomime shuffling routine misrepresentation double-dealing stunt gag evasion misstatement wile presentation shell travesty blind light character suggestion presence claim effect positure stand forgery personality identity part false appearance profession jive phoniness lie flimflam portrayal deportment sell fiction smoke self personage person garb comportment regard form outward show arrogance approximation address set port style persona public face assumed role snow job name resemblance self-deception imagination similitude alikeness seeming mood similarity affinity feel feeling cut of one's jib person's presence fraudulence duplicity cant fraud deceitfulness dishonesty falsity mendacity treachery lying hypocrisy putting on an act kidology imitating copying caricature lack of veracity apery mimicking take-off aping lampoon satire send-up pasquinade pastiche mimetism mocking mimesis

Noun

One who victimizes
victimizer charlatan cheater chiseler crook deceiver decoy defrauder dodger double-crosser double-dealer fake hypocrite impostor jockey masquerader pretender quack rascal rogue rook scammer shark sharper shyster swindler trickster aggressor bilk bully con artist confidence operator conniver cozener enticer inveigler fraudster hoaxer bilker chiseller cheat fakir sharpy sharpie skinner finagler tricker scamster confidence man fraud hustler sham mountebank phoney grifter phony flimflammer knave rorter con man rogue trader confidence trickster bunco artist flimflam man fleecer exploiter sharp embezzler mechanic hoser scoundrel thief faker clip absconder operator counterfeiter gouger forger falsifier slicker smoothie bunco confidence artist four-flusher scam artist clip artist conman hoodwinker racketeer shicer illywhacker twister magsman defalcator tregetour schlenter confidence woman gold brick offender criminal malefactor sinner miscreant delinquent villain culprit felon transgressor lawbreaker convict wrongdoer jailbird evil-doer reprobate con baddy crim perp malfeasant infractor gaolbird trespasser evildoer outlaw perpetrator violator guilty party misfeasor fugitive black hat bad guy ruffian violater desperado gangster hoodlum immoralist yardbird mobster person responsible hooligan scofflaw hood blackmailer skelm ex-con bad egg black marketeer amateur incompetent bungler bumbler blunderer nonprofessional bodger unscrupulous operator cowboy burglar bandit robber wretch mugger bioterrorist rapist shoplifter housebreaker terrorist thug cyberterrorist gunman heavy suspect lag mug narcoterrorist ecoterrorist filcher peculator agroterrorist marauder pilferer lifer lout vandal outcast hellhound prisoner tief deadbeat derelict lighty drifter tearaway yegg hoon yakuza purloiner trusty holdupper cracksman muscle transport scamp juvenile delinquent guilty person slippery eel fallen angel bad actor young offender smooth operator wanted criminal tea leaf armed robber old lag

Noun

Pursuit of an advantage by appearing to be willing to risk a dangerous policy rather than concede a point

Noun

Loud, aggressive, or indignant talk with little effect
bluster bombast boasting braggadocio bravado swaggering bragging hectoring ranting thundering brag bull bullying cockalorum domineering fanfaronade gas gasconade grandiloquence magniloquence rant rhodomontade rodomontade threatening threats bumptiousness humbug imperiousness swagger boisterousness crowing hot air rabidity rampancy empty threats boastfulness swashbuckling vaunting skite boast boldness machismo storming raging show fuming railing grandiosity talk daring guts pomposity audacity swelling pretension self-glorification blowing bold manner showing off tall talk fancy talk fustian rhetoric braggart ostentation swank wind verbiage pretentiousness turgidity oratory exaggeration vaunt rage rhapsody big talk posturing gloating crowing. bluster pride boaster loftiness swaggerer pompousness bunk blah-blah-blah gasconader blowhard boastful ornateness orotundity eloquence bragger overstatement self-praise swanking gascon idle talk cracker blower vaunter vainglory display brashness puffery heroics assertion claim self-satisfaction avowal blather claptrap blether nonsense verbosity conceit showing-off bunkum periphrasis euphuism affectedness tirade guff bosh empty talk harangue diatribe tympany tumidity rave padded verboseness bombastry stuffed altiloquence stuff cotton affectation pad aureation balderdash long-windedness philippic extravagant boasting self-aggrandizement bombard phrase purple prose self-glory self-flattery self-importance self-promotion jeremiad vociferation broadside oration raving yelling histrionics outburst verbal onslaught

Verb

To deceive or fool someone
deceive fool trick con delude mislead humbug dupe hoodwink bamboozle beguile cheat gull hoax cozen fake lie pretend take in buffalo burn catch feign gaff gammon have hornswoggle juggle kid misguide misinform sham snooker snow spoof sucker double-cross have on betray blag bunco defraud fake out illude jive scam shuck string along suck in pass off psych out put one over on pull the wool over someone's eyes swindle bilk take for a ride pull a fast one on gyp rook lead on sting diddle do stiff rip off shaft lead up the garden path pull a swifty on outwit do a number on pull one's leg flimflam entrap mulct victimize lead one down the garden path pull the wool over one's eyes victimise fleece euchre fiddle seduce pull the wool over somebody's eyes inveigle swizzle ensnare chicane sharp put on sell a pup to take to the cleaners disinform finagle screw outfox befool take advantage of outmanoeuvre overreach outmaneuver give someone a bum steer prevaricate skin fabricate misstate misrepresent mousetrap distort pervert make a fool of impose on take someone in lie to lead astray sell set up rope in juke send on a wild goose chase throw off the scent put on the wrong track hose misdirect ream hustle entice tempt shortchange stick doublespeak lure chisel propagandize caboodle propagandise bait jockey fudge beat falsify trap goldbrick pull somebody's leg cover up double-talk gaslight manipulate take someone for a ride have someone on catch out circumvent put on an act put on false front throw dust in someone's eyes give wrong information to pull wool over eyes lead up garden path wrong steer play trick on put up smoke screen bait and switch deke impose use tease joke pull in four-flush bewilder thwart maneuver manoeuvre wind up bunk flirt frame play a jest on play a prank on play a joke on murphy trifle baffle dust stump stitch up outsmart dally entangle enmesh toy play a practical joke on coquet wanton lead down the garden path jerk around pull something fix flam contrive sway do the dirty on fox pull a fast one play games with toy with dally with play with trifle with wangle impress sell a pup get the better of pull someone's leg make a sucker of run a game on throw charm enchant attract entrance hook clip rob disappoint cuckold gouge bias give the wrong impression give the runaround play for a fool pull wool over double deal hocus-pocus hypnotize bewitch dazzle woo blind mesmerize captivate spellbind send on a wild-goose chase make use of play a trick on play joke on impose upon take to cleaners beat out of take for play away cross up step out pull fast one take for ride win over play-act soft-soap sweet-talk pull wires play games twist around your little finger stage-manage pull strings decoy allure solicit string someone along butter up bleed exploit take shave hypnotise play finesse mesmerise squeeze play for a sucker short skunk chouse thimblerig play fast and loose with pluck nobble shake down do in fib dissimulate exaggerate dissemble perjure equivocate misspeak palter bull overdraw misinstruct forswear tell a falsehood tell an untruth tell stories stretch the truth be untruthful tell a lie concoct a story depart from the truth not tell the truth BS be economical with the truth frame someone not speak the truth perjure yourself fake it make up a story invent a story lie through one's teeth tell a white lie perjure oneself tell untruths break promise make believe forswear yourself tell a terminological inexactitude lack candor put up a front forswear oneself bear false witness be forsworn say something untrue commit perjury sandbag milk embezzle defeat gazump double-deal wheedle outslick outjockey swizz outdo outthink steal a march on outguess top outgeneral goose worst jip confuse cap screw over end run figure out foil coax cajole frustrate induce fascinate outplay out-think trim mock steer run rings round do out of be cleverer than make rings round do someone in the eye sell a bill of goods to corrupt troll make a monkey of make somebody look an idiot lead off stretch the rules bend the rules pull something funny stack the cards hit below the belt slip something over on outperform pilfer overcharge ruin play dirty make a fool of somebody catfish bleed dry lead somebody down the garden path bilk of extort steal go one better than defy take to the cleaner's do number on sucker into persuade put one over on someone cross elude rebel against disobey belie rush pull a fast one on someone be sold a pup sell a bill of goods lie under oath swear falsely lirt crib blench rogue belirt challenge short-change draw snare sell down the river take out fast talk invite give bum steer break the rules give the shaft distract come on toll ensorcell tout egg one on shill wile obsess pull bribe stupefy best overcome let down sell out come on to enrapture besot sweep off one's feet infatuate yuck yuk jest jape banter fun jolly josh quip gag wisecrack chaff make sport of rag poke fun at ridicule make fun of yank somebody's chain bother sweep you off your feet

Verb

Try to deceive someone as to one's abilities or intentions
fake feign pretend sham dissemble act affect assume counterfeit hoax lie pose profess simulate dissimulate kid masquerade posture pass for put on put it on put on an act play-act imitate make believe put up a front deceive disguise play playact falsify fabricate impersonate make out let on put on a front play possum make like give the appearance of make a pretence of go through the motions of mask veil cloak hide conceal camouflage purport whitewash mislead reproduce malinger mimic invent make-believe dress up cheat ape play at put on a false front adopt shuck and jive make a show of forge allege claim obscure suppress imagine fantasize copy front stonewall fool phony misrepresent pirate be dishonest dupe do delude phoney fantasise sucker go through the motions four-flush cover up put on airs hide one's feelings act as if put up a smoke screen phony up let on like knock off act out act like do a bit do like make up play the part make out like pull get into dress in change into don wear mock put-on posture as seem to be contrive beard pretend to be suppose profess to have pretend to have aspire to lay it on thick replicate fake it do a number put up a front of swing the lead ham play to the gallery put on a pretense confound confuse strike trick take on make a show make a pretense represent portray present a false face present a false front mint stat mimeo defraud Xerox coin clone ditto carbon assume the role pass oneself off as play the part of circulate bad money go like make money devise aspire minimize veneer varnish downplay mess jive fish jazz fudge cozen hoodwink beguile sugarcoat airbrush secrete extenuate screen minimise pass yourself off as be hypocritical pass off lay claim claim falsely fake out be deceitful daydream dream de-emphasize keep quiet about hush up keep a lid on draw a veil over sweep something under the rug keep dark sweep something under the carpet keep secret be dishonest about soft-pedal give appearance of put on act put on a false display make show of enact romance fancy muse shroud doublespeak cover pussyfoot indulge in fantasy resemble mirror borrow equivocate concoct lift parrot feature prevaricate suggest create exaggerate steal favour crib favor fence do a take-off take off conjure up gloss over mock up make as if build castles in Spain build castles in the air act as though double-talk pass off as echo emulate parody mime follow repeat depict embody show copycat duplicate reflect caricature spoof manufacture construct design image personate epitomize personify typify epitomise illustrate pose as monkey travesty masquerade as send up profess to be follow suit trump up follow the example of do an impression of satirize burlesque lampoon scheme orchestrate exhibit assume the role of affect the role of guy stage match scratch copy fraudulently transcribe trace display parallel hoke satirise reiterate develop become symbolise signify exemplify glass symbolize double correspond lay on excogitate correspond to hatch come to have double as turn into tell untruth drum up think up misstate cook up tell a white lie dream up vamp up vamp create out of thin air fib take after model oneself on rip off take as a model pattern oneself after pattern oneself on take as an example follow in the footsteps of take as a pattern follow in someone's steps take a leaf out of someone's book take as a role model model paint draw sketch incarnate attitudinize picture render limn disguise as delineate follow example present make like a disguise yourself pass as purport to be assume the character of represent oneself as disguise oneself as assume character pass yourself off act a part fake being take the part of play a role mask as behave like take leaf out of book figure evoke character paint a picture of put in words photograph set out paint in words draw a picture of paint a mental picture of

Antonym of bluff

bluff Idiom, Proverb

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