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huff

 (hŭf)
n.
A fit of anger or annoyance; a pique: stormed off in a huff.
v. huffed, huff·ing, huffs
v.intr.
1. To puff; blow.
2. To make noisy, empty threats; bluster.
3. To react indignantly; take offense.
4. Slang To inhale the fumes of a volatile chemical or substance as a means of becoming intoxicated.
v.tr.
1. To cause to puff up; inflate.
2. To treat with insolence; bully.
3. To anger; annoy.
4. Slang To inhale the fumes of (a volatile chemical, for example) as a means of becoming intoxicated.

[Imitative of the sound of puffing.]

huff′er n.

huff

(hʌf)
n
a passing mood of anger or pique (esp in the phrase in a huff)
vb
1. to make or become angry or resentful
2. (intr) to blow or puff heavily
3. (Chess & Draughts) draughts Also: blow to remove (an opponent's draught) from the board for failure to make a capture
4. (tr) obsolete to bully
5. huffing and puffing empty threats or objections; bluster
[C16: of imitative origin; compare puff]
ˈhuffish, ˈhuffy adj
ˈhuffily, ˈhuffishly adv
ˈhuffiness, ˈhuffishness n

huff

(hʌf)

n., v. huffed, huff•ing. n.
1. a fit of resentment: to walk out in a huff.
v.t.
2. to give offense to; make angry.
3. to treat with arrogance or contempt; bully.
v.i.
4. to take offense; speak indignantly.
5. to puff or blow; breathe heavily.
[1575–85; imitative]

huff


Past participle: huffed
Gerund: huffing

Imperative
huff
huff
Present
I huff
you huff
he/she/it huffs
we huff
you huff
they huff
Preterite
I huffed
you huffed
he/she/it huffed
we huffed
you huffed
they huffed
Present Continuous
I am huffing
you are huffing
he/she/it is huffing
we are huffing
you are huffing
they are huffing
Present Perfect
I have huffed
you have huffed
he/she/it has huffed
we have huffed
you have huffed
they have huffed
Past Continuous
I was huffing
you were huffing
he/she/it was huffing
we were huffing
you were huffing
they were huffing
Past Perfect
I had huffed
you had huffed
he/she/it had huffed
we had huffed
you had huffed
they had huffed
Future
I will huff
you will huff
he/she/it will huff
we will huff
you will huff
they will huff
Future Perfect
I will have huffed
you will have huffed
he/she/it will have huffed
we will have huffed
you will have huffed
they will have huffed
Future Continuous
I will be huffing
you will be huffing
he/she/it will be huffing
we will be huffing
you will be huffing
they will be huffing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been huffing
you have been huffing
he/she/it has been huffing
we have been huffing
you have been huffing
they have been huffing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been huffing
you will have been huffing
he/she/it will have been huffing
we will have been huffing
you will have been huffing
they will have been huffing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been huffing
you had been huffing
he/she/it had been huffing
we had been huffing
you had been huffing
they had been huffing
Conditional
I would huff
you would huff
he/she/it would huff
we would huff
you would huff
they would huff
Past Conditional
I would have huffed
you would have huffed
he/she/it would have huffed
we would have huffed
you would have huffed
they would have huffed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.huff - a state of irritation or annoyancehuff - a state of irritation or annoyance  
annoyance, botheration, irritation, vexation - the psychological state of being irritated or annoyed
Verb1.huff - inhale recreational drugs; "The addict was snorting cocaine almost every day"; "the kids were huffing glue"
breathe in, inhale, inspire - draw in (air); "Inhale deeply"; "inhale the fresh mountain air"; "The patient has trouble inspiring"; "The lung cancer patient cannot inspire air very well"
2.huff - blow hard and loudly; "he huffed and puffed as he made his way up the mountain"
blow - exhale hard; "blow on the soup to cool it down"

huff

noun sulk, temper, bad mood, passion, rage, pet, pique He went into a huff because he lost the game.
in a huff offended, hurt, angered, provoked, annoyed, put out (informal), hacked (off) (U.S. slang), exasperated, sulking (informal), nettled, vexed, pissed off (taboo slang), miffed (informal), irked, riled, peeved, piqued, in high dudgeon She was in a huff about what I'd said.

huff

noun
1. An angry outburst:
2. Extreme displeasure caused by an insult or slight:
verb
1. To breathe hard:
2. To cause resentment or hurt by callous, rude behavior:
Idioms: add insult to injury, give offense to.
Translations
ساكِتٌ غَضَبا
mrzutá nálada
blive knotten
fÿla; reiîikast
įsižeidimaslengvai įsižeidžiantis
apvainojiesīgnssapīcis
darılmagücenme

huff

[hʌf]
A. N in a huffenojado
to go off in a huffirse ofendido, picarse
to take the huffofenderse
B. VI to huff and puff (out of breath) → jadear, resollar
he huffed and puffed a lot and then said yes (fig) → resopló mucho y luego dijo que bueno

huff

[ˈhʌf] n
in a huff → vexé(e)
to be in a huff → être vexé(e)
to take the huff → prendre la mouche

huff

n to be/go off in a huffbeleidigt or eingeschnappt sein/abziehen (inf); to get into a huffeinschnappen (inf), → den Beleidigten spielen
vi to huff and puff (inf)schnaufen und keuchen

huff

[hʌf] n in a huff (fam) → imbronciato/a, stizzito/a

huff

(haf) : in(to) a huff
being or becoming silent because one is angry, displeased etc. He is in a huff; He went into a huff.
ˈhuffy adjective
1. in a huff.
2. easily offended, and likely to go into a huff.
ˈhuffily adverb
ˈhuffiness noun
References in classic literature ?
And Jo went off in a huff at the doubts expressed of her powers.
That's good enough for little rubbishy common things -- specially with gals, cuz THEY go back on you anyway, and blab if they get in a huff -- but there orter be writing 'bout a big thing like this.
It would be a nice business indeed if all these illustrious cities were to take huff and revenge themselves and go about perpetually making trombones of their swords in every petty quarrel
But Robin would not give way to his lieutenant, and that is why John, in a huff, had gone with Will to Barnesdale.
Scarcely satisfied with my apologies, however, he marched off with the superannuated musket in something of a huff, as if he would no longer expose it to the indignity of being manipulated by such unskilful fingers.
So, on the whole, we were not sorry when honest Greatheart went off to the Celestial City in a huff and left us at liberty to choose a more suitable and accommodating man.
Well," said Tom, getting up in something as like a huff as he was capable of, "it's deuced hard that when a fellow's really trying to do what he ought, his best friends'll do nothing but chaff him and try to put him down.
He brought her to the Duchess and went back in a huff to finish his supper alone.
Oh, very well--if you're in a huff,' cried Miggs, turning away.
Huff or no huff,' said Mr Tappertit, detaining her by the wrist.
Come, now, Loker, none of your huffs," said Marks, licking his lips; "you see, Mr.
In 2003 at age 51, Huff was homeless on the hot, grimy streets of the casino city, washing car windows for drug money.