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puff

noun

1 puff

A short light gust of air.

synonyms: puff of air, whiff.

Roget 349: wind, draught, flatus, afflatus, efflation, eluvium; air; breath, breath of air; puff, whiff, zephyr; blow, breeze, ... show more

Roget 549: exaggeration; expansion etc. 194; hyperbole, stretch, strain, coloring; high coloring, caricature, caricatura; extravagance etc. (nonsense) ... show more

Roget 546: untruth, falsehood, lie, story, thing that is not, fib, bounce, crammer, taradiddle, whopper; jhuth.    forgery, fabrication, invention; ... show more

Roget 396: sweetness, dulcitude.    sugar, syrup, treacle, molasses, honey, manna; confection, confectionary; sweets, grocery, conserve, preserve, ... show more

Roget 884: boasting etc. v.; boast, vaunt, crake; pretense, pretensions; puff, puffery; flourish, fanfaronade; gasconade; ... show more

Dutch: adem, teug, vlaag, vleug, zuchtje



2 puff

A light inflated pastry or puff shell.

Dutch: soes

3 puff

Exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes).

4 puff

Bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together.

synonyms: comfort, comforter, quilt.

Dutch: poederdons, quilt
Polish: koĊ‚dra

5 puff

A soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin.

synonym: powderpuff.

6 puff

Thick cushion used as a seat.

synonyms: hassock, ottoman, pouf, pouffe.

Dutch: poef
Polish: puf

7 puff

A slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke):
— He took a puff on his pipe.

synonyms: drag, pull.

Dutch: haal, hijs, trek

8 puff

Forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth:
— He blew out all the candles with a single puff.

synonym: blow.

verb

1 puff

Smoke and exhale strongly:
— Puff a cigar.

synonym: whiff.

Roget 349: blow, waft; blow hard, blow great guns, blow a hurricane etc. n.; wuther; stream, issue.    respire, breathe, puff; ... show more

Roget 933: flatter, praise to the skies, puff; wheedle, cajole, glaver, coax; fawn upon, faun upon; humor, gloze, soothe, pet, coquet, ... show more

Roget 931: approve; approbate, think good, think much of, think well of, think highly of; esteem, value, prize; set great store by, set great store on.    do justice to, appreciate; honor, ... show more

Roget 549: exaggerate, magnify, pile up, aggravate; amplify etc. (expand) 194; overestimate etc. 482; hyperbolize; overcharge, overstate, ... show more

2 puff

Suck in or take (air).

synonyms: drag, draw.

3 puff

Breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted.

synonyms: gasp, heave, pant.

Roget 688: be fatigued etc. adj.; yawn etc. (get sleepy) 683; droop, sink, flag; lose breath, lose wind; gasp, pant, ... show more

4 puff

Make proud or conceited.

5 puff

Praise extravagantly:
— The critics puffed up this Broadway production.

synonym: puff up.

6 puff

Speak in a blustering or scornful manner.

7 puff

To swell or cause to enlarge:
— Her faced puffed up from the drugs.
— Puffed out chests.

synonyms: blow up, puff out, puff up.

Roget 194: become larger etc. (large) etc. 192; expand, widen, enlarge, extend, grow, increase, incrassate, swell, gather; ... show more

8 puff

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

synonyms: chuff, huff.

Roget 884: boast, make a boast of, brag, vaunt, Puff, show off, flourish, crake, crack, trumpet, strut, swagger, vapor; blague, ... show more

adjective

1 puff

Gathered for protruding fullness:
— Puff sleeves.

synonym: puffed.

Polish: bufiasty, pufiasty


Moby thesaurus: Aqua-Lung, Danish pastry, French pastry, PR, acknowledgment, add to, adulate, advertise, advertisement, advocate, aggrandize, amplify, apotheosize, appreciation, artificial respiration, aspiration, asthmatic wheeze, augment, back, baklava ... show more.

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