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Adjective
Direct in speech or behaviour but in a good-natured way
“One may counter that his music can take the bluff and hearty approach.”
Noun
An attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or is going to do something
“It would be comforting to think he is playing no more than a game of bluff with the whisky companies, privately sharing their scepticism about strip stamps while forcing them to come up with a convincing alternative.”
Noun
A steep cliff, bank, or promontory
“The bluff was wooded, and we could see but little.”
Verb
To cause to believe what is untrue
“I bluffed the interviewer into believing that I could really speak French and thus would be the perfect person to serve in the newspaper's Paris bureau.”
Verb
Try to deceive someone as to one's abilities or intentions
“Both their livelihoods depend on the ability to bluff and sniff out fraud.”
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