I was recently playing a manhunt game with my girlfriend and friends. After a while, she was the last alive and I threatened to break up with her to make her come out of her hiding spot.

But my friend that I captured told me that:

She is a 'in...'

And I said "What?!". Then, he informed me that no matter what I say; she knows I will not do anything. What is this word?

  • Intelligent. If she ignores that threat, she's simply intelligent. She wins either way. Apr 26, 2015 at 21:01

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If she does not believe anything you say, she could be called incredulous.

incredulous [in-krej-uh-luhs] adjective 1. not credulous; disinclined or indisposed to believe; skeptical. 2. indicating or showing unbelief: an incredulous smile. http://dictionary.reference.com/browse/incredulous


If she was referring to what you said, it was an empty threat or an idle threat: A threat that you have either no real intention of carrying out, or no actual capability to carry out.


Based on your wording, I'm not so clear on what you're looking for, but this might help: In a negotiation or similar exchange, when someone says she will do something without the intent of actually doing it (or the converse), she is said to be bluffing.

  • The OP was bluffing. His girlfriend, by refusing to act on the basis of his bluff, called his bluff. Apr 26, 2015 at 23:27

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