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Synonyms for ruffleˈrʌf əl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. frill, flounce, ruffle, furbelow(noun)

    a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim

    Synonyms:
    fray, ruff, affray, ruffle, gimcrack, gimcrackery, frill, falderol, folderal, neck ruff, flounce, furbelow, disturbance, nonsense, trumpery, choker

  2. choker, ruff, ruffle, neck ruff(noun)

    a high tight collar

    Synonyms:
    flounce, disturbance, ruff, garrotter, frill, throttler, strangler, neckband, choker, dog collar, garroter, trumping, fray, furbelow, ruffle, collar, affray, neck ruff

  3. affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle(verb)

    a noisy fight

    Synonyms:
    commotion, mental disturbance, hurly burly, disturbance, mental disorder, interference, ruff, folie, upset, flounce, flutter, choker, to-do, psychological disorder, perturbation, furbelow, kerfuffle, fracas, frill, hoo-ha, disruption, altercation, ruffle, fray, noise, neck ruff, affray, hoo-hah

  4. ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate(verb)

    stir up (water) so as to form ripples

    Synonyms:
    prance, flick, mix, flip, tittup, shuffle, rumple, ruffle up, ripple, cock, roll, sashay, flap, babble, knit, leaf, swagger, strut, pleat, riffle, gurgle, riff, cockle, burble, thumb, wave, crumple, pucker, ruffle, mess up, guggle, undulate, fluff, bubble

  5. ruffle(verb)

    trouble or vex

    "ruffle somebody's composure"

    Synonyms:
    ripple, ruffle up, tittup, sashay, swagger, rumple, riffle, pleat, mix, shuffle, fluff, strut, prance, mess up, cock, cockle, flick, undulate

  6. tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock(verb)

    to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

    "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"

    Synonyms:
    ripple, ruffle up, tittup, sashay, swash, swagger, ruffle, cock, riffle, pleat, mix, shuffle, sidle, fluff, strut, chasse, bluster, prance, mess up, browbeat, bully, cockle, flick, rumple, undulate

  7. ruffle(verb)

    discompose

    "This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues"

    Synonyms:
    ripple, ruffle up, tittup, sashay, swagger, rumple, riffle, pleat, mix, shuffle, fluff, strut, prance, mess up, cock, cockle, flick, undulate

  8. flick, ruffle, riffle(verb)

    twitch or flutter

    "the paper flicked"

    Synonyms:
    thumb, ripple, tittup, click, sashay, swagger, riff, leaf, cock, riffle, pleat, mix, flip, ruffle up, shuffle, snap, fluff, strut, flicker, ruffle, mess up, jerk, prance, cockle, flick, rumple, undulate

  9. shuffle, ruffle, mix(verb)

    mix so as to make a random order or arrangement

    "shuffle the cards"

    Synonyms:
    prance, integrate, flick, shuffle, commix, tittup, rumple, conflate, mix in, mingle, ripple, cock, fuse, sashay, scuffle, immix, merge, swagger, strut, commingle, riffle, pleat, mess up, cockle, meld, amalgamate, combine, unify, ruffle, flux, shamble, coalesce, undulate, mix, fluff, ruffle up, blend, desegregate

  10. ruffle, fluff(verb)

    erect or fluff up

    "the bird ruffled its feathers"

    Synonyms:
    botch, prance, flick, shuffle, bungle, tease, tittup, muck up, mishandle, bumble, botch up, ruffle up, blow, ripple, screw up, cock, rumple, sashay, fumble, flub, ball up, ruffle, bollocks, strut, pleat, riffle, mess up, cockle, louse up, bollocks up, bollix, muff, swagger, undulate, foul up, mix, fluff, bobble, bollix up, spoil, bodge

  11. ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, mess up(verb)

    disturb the smoothness of

    "ruffle the surface of the water"

    Synonyms:
    botch, prance, flick, screw up, shuffle, bungle, tittup, muck up, mishandle, bumble, botch up, ruffle up, blow, ripple, flub, cock, rumple, sashay, fumble, knit, ball up, ruffle, bollocks, strut, pleat, riffle, mess up, cockle, crease, louse up, bollocks up, wrinkle, bollix, crumple, pucker, muff, swagger, undulate, foul up, mix, mess, fluff, bobble, crinkle, bollix up, spoil, bodge

  12. ruffle, pleat(verb)

    pleat or gather into a ruffle

    "ruffle the curtain fabric"

    Synonyms:
    ripple, ruffle up, tittup, sashay, ruffle, swagger, rumple, plicate, riffle, pleat, mix, shuffle, fluff, strut, prance, mess up, cock, cockle, flick, undulate

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruffle(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    disarrange, damage, disorder

  2. ruffle(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    discompose, disquiet, trouble, vex, torment, molest, plague, worry, harass, disturb, agitate

  3. ruffle(v. a.)

    Synonyms:
    gather into folds, wrinkle, cockle, pucker

  4. ruffle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    ruff, frill, edging

  5. ruffle(n.)

    Synonyms:
    bustle, disturbance, commotion, confusion, perturbation, flutter, flurry, agitation, fluster, hurry-scurry


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