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Synonyms of puff

Noun


1. puff, puff of air, whiff, gust, blast, blow

usage: a short light gust of air

2. puff, pastry

usage: a light inflated pastry or puff shell

3. puff, recommendation, testimonial, good word

usage: exaggerated praise (as for promotional purposes)

4. quilt, comforter, comfort, puff, bedclothes, bed clothing, bedding

usage: bedding made of two layers of cloth filled with stuffing and stitched together

5. powderpuff, puff, pad

usage: a soft spherical object made from fluffy fibers; for applying powder to the skin

6. ottoman, pouf, pouffe, puff, hassock, seat

usage: thick cushion used as a seat

7. puff, drag, pull, inhalation, inspiration, aspiration, intake, breathing in

usage: a slow inhalation (as of tobacco smoke); "he took a puff on his pipe"; "he took a drag on his cigarette and expelled the smoke slowly"

8. blow, puff, exhalation, expiration, breathing out

usage: forceful exhalation through the nose or mouth; "he gave his nose a loud blow"; "he blew out all the candles with a single puff"

Verb


1. puff, whiff, smoke

usage: smoke and exhale strongly; "puff a cigar"; "whiff a pipe"

2. puff, drag, draw, inhale, inspire, breathe in

usage: suck in or take (air); "draw a deep breath"; "draw on a cigarette"

3. pant, puff, gasp, heave, blow

usage: breathe noisily, as when one is exhausted; "The runners reached the finish line, panting heavily"

4. puff, elate, lift up, uplift, pick up, intoxicate

usage: make proud or conceited; "The sudden fame puffed her ego"

5. puff, puff up, praise

usage: praise extravagantly; "The critics puffed up this Broadway production"

6. puff, boast, tout, swash, shoot a line, brag, gas, blow, bluster, vaunt, gasconade

usage: speak in a blustering or scornful manner; "A puffing kind of man"

7. puff, puff up, blow up, puff out, swell, swell up, intumesce, tumefy, tumesce

usage: to swell or cause to enlarge, "Her faced puffed up from the drugs"; "puffed out chests"

8. puff, huff, chuff, blow

usage: blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"

Adjective


1. puff, puffed, fancy (vs. plain)

usage: gathered for protruding fullness; "puff sleeves"

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