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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. Thomas Paine:

    The peaceable part of mankind will be continually overrun by the vile and abandoned while they neglect the means of self-defense. The supposed quietude of a good man allures the ruffian; while on the other hand, arms, like laws discourage and keep the invader and plunderer in awe and preserve order in the world as well as property. The balance of power is the scale of peace. The same balance would be preserved were all the world destitute of arms, for all would be alike; but since some will not, others dare not lay them aside... Horrid mischief would ensue were (the good) deprived of the use of them ... the weak will become a prey to the strong.

  2. 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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