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Synonyms for ruffle
ˈrʌf əlruf·fle

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms

  1. ruffle

    Synonyms:
    wrinkle, roughen, dis, compose, disturb, agitate, disorder, derange, disarrange, confute, excite

    Antonyms:
    smooth, allay, equalize, compose, quiet, arrange, calm, stroke, conciliate

Princeton's WordNet

  1. frill, flounce, ruffle, furbelownoun

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

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

  2. choker, ruff, ruffle, neck ruffnoun

    a high tight collar

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

  3. affray, disturbance, fray, ruffleverb

    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, fray, noise, neck ruff, affray, hoo-hah

  4. ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulateverb

    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, mess up, guggle, undulate, fluff, bubble

  5. ruffleverb

    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, cockverb

    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, cock, riffle, pleat, mix, shuffle, sidle, fluff, strut, chasse, bluster, prance, mess up, browbeat, bully, cockle, flick, rumple, undulate

  7. ruffleverb

    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, riffleverb

    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, mess up, jerk, prance, cockle, flick, rumple, undulate

  9. shuffle, ruffle, mixverb

    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, flux, shamble, coalesce, undulate, mix, fluff, ruffle up, blend, desegregate

  10. ruffle, fluffverb

    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, 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 upverb

    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, 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, pleatverb

    pleat or gather into a ruffle

    "ruffle the curtain fabric"

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. ruffleverb

    Synonyms:
    disarrange, damage, disorder

  2. ruffleverb

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

  3. ruffleverb

    Synonyms:
    gather into folds, wrinkle, cockle, pucker

  4. rufflenoun

    Synonyms:
    ruff, frill, edging

  5. rufflenoun

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. rufflenoun

    Synonyms:
    ruff, frill, flounce, furbelow, perturbation, flurry, bustle

  2. ruffleverb

    Synonyms:
    pucker, pleat, wrinkle, rumple, derange, disarrange, disorder, agitate, discompose, perturb, disconcert, swagger, strut

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How to use ruffle in a sentence?

  1. Graham McGrath:

    While the decision may ruffle a few feathers, gender neutrality in humans has only recently become a widespread topic of conversation, however, it is completely natural for penguins to develop genderless identities as they grow into mature adults, what makes us really proud at the aquarium is the success of Sea Life London's Gentoo breeding program and the amazing job of same-sex penguins Rocky and Marama who took the chick under their wing and raised it as their own.

  2. Ana Maria Archila:

    The common ground that exists between Bernie Sanders is just an utter, unapologetic, unwavering commitment to center the experiences and needs of Bernie Sanders communities and absolutely nobody else, and just not caring about anything else, not caring about who you're going to piss off, whose feathers you're gon na ruffle. If Bernie Sanders're going to say' the next,' then I'm looking forward to' the next' and' the next' and' the next.'.


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