A high steep bank (usually formed by river erosion).
Roget 884: boasting etc. v.; boast, vaunt, crake†; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade†; gasconade; blague†, bluff, gas [Slang]; highfalutin, highfaluting†; hot air, spread-eagleism [U.S.]; brag, braggardism†; bravado, bunkum, buncombe; jactitation†, jactancy†; bounce; venditation†, vaporing, rodomontade, bombast, fine talking, tall talk, magniloquence, teratology†, heroics; Chauvinism; exaggeration etc. 549. vanity etc. 880; vox et praeterea nihil [Lat.]; much cry and little wool, brutum fulmen [Lat.]. exultation; gloriation†, glorification; flourish of trumpets; triumph etc. 883. boaster; braggart, braggadocio; Gascon [Fr.], fanfaron†, pretender, soi-disant [Fr.]; blower [U.S.], bluffer, Foxy Quiller†; blusterer etc. 887; charlatan, jack-pudding, trumpeter; puppy etc. (fop) 854. ... show more
Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; labor of love; pleasure etc. 827. relaxation; leisure etc. 685. fun, frolic, merriment, jollity; joviality, jovialness†; heyday; laughter etc. 838; jocosity, jocoseness†; drollery, buffoonery, tomfoolery; mummery, pleasantry; wit etc. 842; quip, quirk. [verbal expressions of amusement: list] giggle, titter, snigger, snicker, crow, cheer, chuckle, shout; horse laugh, belly laugh, hearty laugh; guffaw; burst of laughter, fit of laughter, shout of laughter, roar of laughter, peal of laughter; cachinnation†; Kentish fire; tiger. play; game, game at romps; gambol, romp, prank, antic, rig, lark, spree, skylarking, vagary, monkey trick, gambade, fredaine†, escapade, echappee [Fr.], bout, espieglerie [Fr.]; practical joke etc. (ridicule) 856. dance; hop, reel, rigadoon†, saraband†, hornpipe, bolero, ballroom dance; [ballroom dances: list], minuet, waltz, polka, fox trot, tango, samba, rhumba, twist, stroll, hustle, cha-cha; fandango, cancan; bayadere†; breakdown, cake-walk, cornwallis [U.S.], break dancing; nautch-girl; shindig [U.S.]; skirtdance†, stag dance, Virginia reel, square dance; galop†, galopade†; jig, Irish jig, fling, strathspey†; allemande [Fr.]; gavot†, gavotte, tarantella; mazurka, morisco†, morris dance; quadrille; country dance, folk dance; cotillon, Sir Roger de Coverley; ballet etc. (drama) 599; ball; bal, bal masque, bal costume; masquerade; Terpsichore. festivity, merrymaking; party etc. (social gathering) 892; blowout [U.S.], hullabaloo, hoedown, bat [U.S.], bum [U.S.], bust [Slang], clambake [U.S.], donation party [U.S.], fish fry [U.S.], jamboree [Slang], kantikoy†, nautch†, randy, squantum [U.S.], tear [Slang], Turnerfest†, yule log; fete, festival, gala, ridotto†; revels, revelry, reveling; carnival, brawl, saturnalia, high jinks; feast, banquet etc. (food) 298; regale, symposium, wassail; carouse, carousal; jollification, junket, wake, Irish wake, picnic, fete champetre [Fr.], regatta, field day; treat. round of pleasures, dissipation, a short life and a merry one, racketing, holiday making. rejoicing etc. 838; jubilee etc. (celebration) 883. bonfire, fireworks, feu-de-joie, firecracker. holiday; gala day, red letter day, play day; high days and holidays; high holiday, Bank holiday; May day, Derby day; Saint Monday, Easter Monday, Whit Monday; Bairam†; wayz-goos†, bean feast; Arbor Day, Declaration Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Memorial Day, Thanksgiving Day; Mardi gras [Fr.], mi-careme [Fr.], feria [Lat.], fiesta. place of amusement, theater; hall, concert room, ballroom, assemblyroom†; music hall. park, plaisance†; national park, national forest, state park, county park, city park, vest-pocket park, public park (public) 737.1; arbor; garden etc. (horticulture) 371; pleasure ground, playground, cricketground, croquet ground, archery ground, hunting ground; tennis court, racket court; bowling alley, green alley; croquet lawn, rink, glaciarum†, skating rink; roundabout, merry-go-round; swing; montagne Russe [Fr.]. game of chance, game of skill. athletic sports, gymnastics; archery, rifle shooting; tournament, pugilism etc. (contention) 720; sports etc. 622; horse racing, the turf; aquatics etc. 267; skating, sliding; cricket, tennis, lawn tennis; hockey, football, baseball, soccer, ice hockey, basketball; rackets, fives, trap bat and ball, battledore and shuttlecock, la grace; pall-mall, tipcat†, croquet, golf, curling, pallone†, polo, water polo; tent pegging; tilting at the ring, quintain [Mediev.]; greasy pole; quoits, horseshoes, discus; rounders, lacrosse; tobogganing, water polo; knurr and spell†. [childrens' games] leapfrog, hop skip and jump; mother may I; French and English, tug of war; blindman's bluff, hunt the slopper†, hide and seek, kiss in the ring; snapdragon; cross questions and crooked answers. ; crisscross, hopscotch; jacks, jackstones†, marbles; mumblety-peg, mumble-the-peg, pushball, shinney, shinny, tag &c.; billiards, pool, pingpong, pyramids, bagatelle; bowls, skittles, ninepins, kain†, American bowls†; tenpins [U.S.], tivoli. cards, card games; whist, rubber; round game; loo, cribbage, besique†, euchre, drole†, ecarte [Fr.], picquet†, allfours†, quadrille, omber, reverse, Pope Joan, commit; boston, boaston†; blackjack, twenty-one, vingtun [Fr.]; quinze [Fr.], thirty-one, put, speculation, connections, brag, cassino†, lottery, commerce, snip-snap-snoren†, lift smoke, blind hookey, Polish bank, Earl of Coventry, Napoleon, patience, pairs; banker; blind poker, draw poker, straight poker, stud poker; bluff, bridge, bridge whist; lotto, monte, three-card monte, nap, penny-ante, poker, reversis†, squeezers, old maid, fright, beggar-my-neighbor; baccarat. [cards: list] ace, king, queen, knave, jack, ten, nine, eight, seven, six, five, four, trey, deuce; joker; trump, wild card. [card suits: list] spades, hearts, clubs, diamonds; major suit, minor suit. bower; right bower, left bower; dummy; jackpot; deck. [hands at poker: list] pair, two pair, three of a kind, straight, flush, full-house, four of a kind, royal flush; misere &c.. [board games: list] chess, draughts, checkers, checquers, backgammon, dominos, merelles†, nine men's morris, go bang, solitaire; game of fox and goose; monopoly; loto &c.; [word games: list], scrabble, scribbage, boggle, crossword puzzle, hangman. morra†; gambling etc. (chance) 621. toy, plaything, bauble; doll etc. (puppet ) 554; teetotum†; knickknack etc. (trifle) 643; magic lantern etc. (show) 448; peep show, puppet show, raree show, gallanty show†; toy shop; quips and cranks and wanton wiles, nods and becks quips and cranks and wanton wiles, nods and becks and wreathed smiles" [Milton]. entertainer, showman, showgirl; dancer, tap dancer, song-and-dance man; vaudeville act; singer; musician etc. 416. sportsman, gamester, reveler; master of ceremonies, master of revels; pompom girl†; arbiter elegantiarum [Lat.]; arbiter bibendi [Lat.], archer, fan [U.S.], toxophilite†, turfman†. ... show more
Roget 545: deception; falseness etc. 544; untruth etc. 546; imposition, imposture; fraud, deceit, guile; fraudulence, fraudulency†; covin†; knavery etc. (cunning) 702; misrepresentation etc. (falsehood) 544; bluff; straw-bail, straw bid [U.S.]; spoof [Slang]. delusion, gullery†; juggling, jugglery†; slight of hand, legerdemain; prestigiation†, prestidigitation; magic etc. 992; conjuring, conjuration; hocus-pocus, escamoterie†, jockeyship†; trickery, coggery†, chicanery; supercherie†, cozenage†, circumvention, ingannation†, collusion; treachery etc. 940; practical joke. trick, cheat, wile, blind, feint, plant, bubble, fetch, catch, chicane, juggle, reach, hocus, bite; card sharping, stacked deck, loaded dice, quick shuffle, double dealing, dealing seconds, dealing from the bottom of the deck; artful dodge, swindle; tricks upon travelers; stratagem etc. (artifice) 702; confidence trick, fake, hoax; theft etc. 791; ballot-box stuffing [U.S.], barney [Slang]; brace game [Slang], bunko game, drop game [Slang], gum game [U.S.], panel game [U.S.], shell game, thimblerig, skin game [U.S.]. snare, trap, pitfall, decoy, gin; springe†, springle†; noose, hoot; bait, decoy-duck, tub to the whale, baited trap, guet-a-pens; cobweb, net, meshes, toils, mouse trap, birdlime; dionaea†, Venus's flytrap†; ambush etc. 530; trapdoor, sliding panel, false bottom; spring-net, spring net, spring gun, mask, masked battery; mine; flytrap†; green goods [U.S.]; panel house. Cornish hug; wolf in sheep's clothing etc. (deceiver) 548; disguise, disguisement†; false colors, masquerade, mummery, borrowed plumes; pattes de velours [Fr.]. mockery etc. (imitation) 19; copy etc. 21; counterfeit, sham, make-believe, forgery, fraud; lie etc. 546; a delusion a mockery and a snare" [Denman], hollow mockery. whited sepulcher, painted sepulcher; tinsel; paste, junk jewelry, costume jewelry, false jewelry, synthetic jewels; scagliola†, ormolu, German silver, albata†, paktong†, white metal, Britannia metal, paint; veneer; jerry building; man of straw. illusion etc. (error) 495; ignis fatuus [Lat.] etc. 423; mirage etc. 443. ... show more
Roget 206: height, altitude, elevation; eminence, pitch; loftiness etc. adj.; sublimity. tallness etc. adj.; stature, procerity†; prominence etc. 250. colossus etc. (size) 192; giant, grenadier, giraffe, camelopard. mount, mountain; hill alto, butte [U.S.], monticle†, fell, knap†; cape; headland, foreland†; promontory; ridge, hog's back, dune; rising ground, vantage ground; down; moor, moorland; Alp; uplands, highlands; heights etc. (summit) 210; knob, loma†, pena [U.S.], picacho†, tump†; knoll, hummock, hillock, barrow, mound, mole; steeps, bluff, cliff, craig†, tor†, peak, pike, clough†; escarpment, edge, ledge, brae; dizzy height. tower, pillar, column, obelisk, monument, steeple, spire, minaret, campanile, turret, dome, cupola; skyscraper. pole, pikestaff, maypole, flagstaff; top mast, topgallant mast. ceiling etc. (covering) 223. high water; high tide, flood tide, spring tide. altimetry etc. (angel) 244†; batophobia†. satellite, spy-in-the-sky. ... show more
is a specific kind of: bank.
Pretense that your position is stronger than it really is.
Polish: blef, bluff
The act of bluffing in poker; deception by a false show of confidence in the strength of your cards.
synonym: four flush.
Polish: blef, bluff
Deceive an opponent by a bold bet on an inferior hand with the result that the opponent withdraws a winning hand.
synonym: bluff out.
Roget 884: boast, make a boast of, brag, vaunt, Puff, show off, flourish, crake†, crack, trumpet, strut, swagger, vapor; blague†, blow, four-flush [Slang], bluff. exult, crow, crow over, neigh, chuckle, triumph; throw up one's cap; talk big, se faire valoir [Fr.], faire claquer son fouet [Fr.], take merit to oneself, make a merit of, sing Io triumphe†, holloa before one is out of the wood†. ... show more
Roget 545: deceive, take in; defraud, cheat, jockey, do, cozen, diddle, nab, chouse, play one false, bilk, cully†, jilt, bite, pluck, swindle, victimize; abuse; mystify; blind one's eyes; blindfold, hoodwink; throw dust into the eyes; dupe, gull, hoax, fool, befool†, bamboozle, flimflam, hornswoggle; trick. impose upon, practice upon, play upon, put upon, palm off on, palm upon, foist upon; snatch a verdict; bluff off, bluff; bunko, four flush [Slang], gum [U.S.], spoof [Slang], stuff (a ballot box) [U.S.]. circumvent, overreach; outreach, out wit, out maneuver; steal a march upon, give the go-by, to leave in the lurch decoy, waylay, lure, beguile, delude, inveigle; entrap, intrap†, ensnare; nick, springe†; set a trap, lay a trap, lay a snare for; bait the hook, forelay†, spread the toils, lime; trapan†, trepan; kidnap; let in, hook in; nousle†, nousel†; blind a trail; enmesh, immesh†; shanghai; catch, catch in a trap; sniggle, entangle, illaqueate†, hocus, escamoter†, practice on one's credulity; hum, humbug; gammon, stuff up [Slang], sell; play a trick upon one, play a practical joke upon one, put something over on one, put one over on; balk, trip up, throw a tub to a whale; fool to the top of one's bent, send on a fool's errand; make game, make a fool of, make an April fool of†, make an ass of; trifle with, cajole, flatter; come over etc. (influence) 615; gild the pill, make things pleasant, divert, put a good face upon; dissemble etc. 544. cog, cog the dice, load the dice, stack the deck; live by one's wits, play at hide and seek; obtain money under false pretenses etc. (steal) 791; conjure, juggle, practice chicanery; deacon [U.S.]. play off, palm off, foist off, fob-off. lie etc. 544; misinform etc. 538; mislead etc. (error) 495; betray etc. 940; be deceived etc. 547. ... show more
Frighten someone by pretending to be stronger than one really is.
Very steep; having a prominent and almost vertical front:
— A bluff headland.
Roget 895: discourteous, uncourteous†; uncourtly†; ill-bred, ill-mannered, ill-behaved, ill-conditioned; unbred; unmannerly, unmannered; impolite, unpolite†; unpolished, uncivilized, ungenteel; ungentleman-like, ungentlemanly; unladylike; blackguard; vulgar etc. 851; dedecorous†; foul-mouthed foul-spoken; abusive. uncivil, ungracious, unceremonious; cool; pert, forward, obtrusive, impudent, rude, saucy, precocious. repulsive; uncomplaisant†, unaccommodating, unneighborly, ungallant; inaffable†; ungentle, ungainly; rough, rugged, bluff, blunt, gruff; churlish, boorish, bearish; brutal, brusque; stern, harsh, austere; cavalier. taint, sour, crabbed, sharp, short, trenchant, sarcastic, biting, doggish, caustic, virulent, bitter, acrimonious, venomous, contumelious; snarling etc. v.; surly, surly as a bear; perverse; grim, sullen etc. 901.1; peevish etc. (irascible) 901. untactful, impolitic, undiplomatic; artless etc. 703; ... show more
Roget 885: insolent, haughty, arrogant, imperious, magisterial, dictatorial, arbitrary; high-handed, high and mighty; contumelious, supercilious, overbearing, intolerant, domineering, overweening, high-flown. flippant, pert, fresh [U.S.], cavalier, saucy, forward, impertinent, malapert. precocious, assuming, would-be, bumptious. bluff; brazen, shameless, aweless, unblushing†, unabashed; brazen, boldfaced-, barefaced-, brazen-faced; dead to shame, lost to shame. impudent, audacious, presumptuous, free and easy, devil-may-care, rollicking; jaunty, janty†; roistering, blustering, hectoring, swaggering, vaporing; thrasonic, fire eating, full of sound and fury" [Macbeth]. ... show more
Roget 173: violent, vehement; warm; acute, sharp; rough, rude, ungentle, bluff, boisterous, wild; brusque, abrupt, waspish; impetuous; rampant. turbulent; disorderly; blustering, raging etc. v.; troublous†, riotous; tumultuary†, tumultuous; obstreperous, uproarious; extravagant; unmitigated; ravening, inextinguishable, tameless; frenzied etc. (insane) 503. desperate etc. (rash) 863; infuriate, furious, outrageous, frantic, hysteric, in hysterics. fiery, flaming, scorching, hot, red-hot, ebullient. savage, fierce, ferocious, fierce as a tiger. excited etc. v.; unquelled†, unquenched, unextinguished†, unrepressed, unbridled, unruly; headstrong, ungovernable, unappeasable, immitigable, unmitigable†; uncontrollable, incontrollable†; insuppressible, irrepressible; orgastic, orgasmatic, orgasmic. spasmodic, convulsive, explosive; detonating etc. v.; volcanic, meteoric; stormy etc. (wind) 349. ... show more
is similar to: steep.
Moby thesaurus: Herod, abrupt, act, act a part, acting, affable, affect, affectation, aggressive, appearance, approachable, artful dodge, artifice, artless, assume, attitudinizing, bag of tricks, bamboozle, barefaced, bearish, beastly, beguile, betray, biggety, blagueur, blatherskite, blind, bluff off, bluffer, bluffing, blunt, blunt-edged, blunt-ended, blunt-pointed, blunted, bluntish, bluster, bluster and bluff, blusterer, blustering, boastfulness, boasting, bold, bombast, born yesterday, bosey, bounce, brag, braggart, bragging, brash, bravado, bravo, breakneck, brief, broad, brusque, bucko, bullshit, bully, bullyboy, bullying, bustle, cajole, candid, catch, cavalier, charlatan, cheat on, cheating, cheeky, chicanery, childlike, chouse, churlish, chutzpadik, circumvent, cliff, cocky, color, coloring, confiding, conjure, contemptuous, counterfeit, cover up, cozen, crag, crude, crusty, curt, curve, curve-ball, deceive, deception, delude, delusion, derisive, design, device, diddle, direct, dirty deal, dirty trick, disguise, disrespectful, dissemblance, dissemble, dissembling, dissimulate, dissimulation, dodge, double-cross, downright, dull, dull-edged, dull-pointed, dulled, dullish, dupe, edgeless, escarpment, explicit, facade, face, facy, faired, fake, faker, fakery, faking, false air, false front, false show, falsity, fanfaron, fanfaronade, fast deal, feign, feigning, feint, fetch, ficelle, flip, flippant, flurry, fluster, fool, forestall, forthright, four-flush, four-flushing, fourflusher, frank, frankhearted, fraud, free, free-speaking, free-spoken, free-tongued, fresh, friendly, frighten off, front, fuss, gally, gambit, gammon, gasconade, genuine, get around, gilt, gimmick, gloss, good-natured, googly, gratuitous, gruff, guileless, gull, harsh, headland, headlong, heart-to-heart, hearty, hector, hectorer, hectoring, hoax, hocus-pocus, honest, hoodwink, hornswaggle, hot air, humbug, humbuggery, impersonator, impertinent, impostor, imposture, impudent, ingenu, ingenuous, innocent, intimidate, intimidation, joke, joker, juggle, kid, laconic, let down, let on, let on like, make a pretense, make as if, make believe, make like, malapert, malingerer, masquerade, meretriciousness, mislead, mock, mountebank, naive, nervy, no-nonsense, obtuse, open, openhearted, ostentation, out-herod Herod, outmaneuver, outreach, outsmart, outspoken, outward show, outwit, overreach, palisade, palisades, pass, pert, phony, pigeon, plain, plain-spoken, plainspoken, play, play a part, play one false, play possum, playact, playacting, ploy, plunging, pointless, pose, poser, poseur, posing, posture, precipice, precipitous, pretend, pretender, pretense, pretension, pretext, profess, promontory, puffery, put on, put something over, put to flight, quack, quacksalver, quackster, rage, rant, ranter, rapid, rave, raver, representation, ringer, rodomontade, roister, roisterer, rollick, rough, round, rounded, rude, ruse, saltimbanco, sassy, saucy, scar, scare away, scarp, scheme, scurvy trick, seeming, semblance, severe, sham, shammer, sharp, sheer, shift, short, show, side, simple, simplehearted, simpleminded, simulacrum, simulate, simulation, sincere, single-hearted, single-minded, slang, sleight, sleight of hand, sleight-of-hand trick, smart, smart-alecky, smart-ass, smoothed, snippety, snippy, snow, speciousness, splutter, sputter, steep, storm, straight, straight-out, straightforward, stratagem, string along, subterfuge, surly, swagger, swaggerer, swashbuckle, swashbuckler, swashbucklery, swasher, tactless, take in, tart, terse, to the point, transparent, trick, truculent, trustful, trusting, two-time, uncalled-for, unchecked, unconstrained, unedged, unequivocal, unguarded, unpointed, unreserved, unrestrained, unsharp, unsharpened, unsophisticated, unsuspicious, unwary, vapor, vaporer, varnish, vertical, wall, wile, window dressing, wise-ass ... show more.
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