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Synonyms for ruffian
ˈrʌf i ən, ˈrʌf yənruf·fi·an

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  1. ruffiannoun

    Synonyms:
    scamp, rogue

  2. ruffiannoun

    A scoundrel, rascal, or unprincipled, deceitful, brutal and unreliable person.

    Synonyms:
    rogue, scamp

Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ruffian

    Synonyms:
    villain, cutthroat, brutal fellow, bully

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bully, tough, hooligan, ruffian, roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbonoun

    a cruel and brutal fellow

    Synonyms:
    yobo, hoodlum, toughie, rowdy, hood, bully, hooligan, goon, yobbo, yob, strong-armer, tough, roughneck, street fighter, punk, thug

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruffiannoun

    Synonyms:
    villain, miscreant, caitiff, scoundrel, wretch, monster, cut-throat, murderer

  2. ruffianadjective

    Synonyms:
    savage, brutal

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. ruffiannoun

    Synonyms:
    monster, villain, rowdy, desperado

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How to use ruffian in a sentence?

  1. John Brown:

    Be mild with the mild, shrewd with the crafty, confiding to the honest, rough to the ruffian, and a thunderbolt to the liar. But in all this, never be unmindful of your own dignity.


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