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huff

noun

1 huff

A state of irritation or annoyance.

synonyms: miff, seeing red.

Roget 901a: sullenness etc. adj.; morosity, spleen; churlishness etc. (discourtesy) 895; irascibility etc. 901.    moodiness ... show more

Roget 900: resentment, displeasure, animosity, anger, wrath, indignation; exasperation, bitter resentment, wrathful indignation.    pique, umbrage, huff, miff, ... show more

Roget 901: irascibility, irascibleness, temper; crossness etc. adj.; susceptibility, procacity, petulance, irritability, tartness, acerbity, protervity; pugnacity ... show more



verb

1 huff

Inhale recreational drugs:
— The kids were huffing glue.

synonym: snort.

Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough.    ... show more

2 huff

Blow hard and loudly:
— He huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain.

synonyms: chuff, puff.


Moby thesaurus: add to, aggrandize, aggravate, amplify, angered, annoy, annoyed, arouse, augment, blast, bloat, blow, blow a hurricane, blow great guns, blow over, blow up, bludgeon, bluster, bluster out of, breathe ... show more.

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