bluffly
adverb see bluff I

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • bluffly — Ⅰ. bluff [1] ► NOUN ▪ an attempt to deceive someone into believing that one can or will do something. ► VERB ▪ try to deceive someone as to one s abilities or intentions. ● call someone s bluff Cf. ↑call someone s bluff …   English terms dictionary

  • bluffly — See bluff2. * * * …   Universalium

  • bluffly — adverb In a bluff manner …   Wiktionary

  • bluffly — adv. bluntly, in a straightforward manner, flat out …   English contemporary dictionary

  • bluffly — bluff·ly …   English syllables

  • bluffly — adverb in a blunt direct manner he spoke bluntly he stated his opinion flat out he was criticized roundly • Syn: ↑bluntly, ↑brusquely, ↑flat out, ↑roundly • Deriv …   Useful english dictionary

  • bluntly — adverb in a blunt direct manner he spoke bluntly he stated his opinion flat out he was criticized roundly • Syn: ↑bluffly, ↑brusquely, ↑flat out, ↑roundly • Deriv …   Useful english dictionary

  • brusquely — adverb in a blunt direct manner he spoke bluntly he stated his opinion flat out he was criticized roundly • Syn: ↑bluffly, ↑bluntly, ↑flat out, ↑roundly • Derived f …   Useful english dictionary

  • flat out — adverb 1. in a blunt direct manner he spoke bluntly he stated his opinion flat out he was criticized roundly • Syn: ↑bluffly, ↑bluntly, ↑brusquely, ↑roundly …   Useful english dictionary

  • bluff — I. adjective Etymology: obsolete Dutch blaf flat; akin to Middle Low German blaff smooth Date: 1627 1. a. having a broad flattened front b. rising steeply with a broad flat or rounded front 2. good naturedly frank and outspoken • bluffly adverb • …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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