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ruffle

noun

1 ruffle

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

synonyms: flounce, frill, furbelow.

Roget 825: excitability, impetuosity, vehemence; boisterousness etc. adj.; turbulence; impatience, intolerance, nonendurance; irritability etc. (irascibility) 901; ... show more

Roget 821: feeling; suffering etc. v.; endurance, tolerance, sufferance, supportance, experience, response; sympathy etc. (love) 897; ... show more

Roget 258: fold, plicature, plait, pleat, ply, crease; tuck, gather; flexion, flexure, joint, elbow, double, doubling, ... show more

Dutch: volant
Polish: falbanka, falbana

2 ruffle

A high tight collar.

synonyms: choker, neck ruff, ruff.

3 ruffle

A noisy fight.

synonyms: affray, disturbance, fray.

verb

1 ruffle

Stir up (water) so as to form ripples.

synonyms: cockle, riffle, ripple, undulate.

Roget 900: resent, take amiss, take ill, take to heart, take offense, take umbrage, take huff, take exception; take in ill part, take in bad part, take in dudgeon; ne pas entendre raillerie [Fr.]; breathe revenge, cut up rough.    ... show more

Roget 830: cause pain, occasion pain, give pain, bring pain, induce pain, produce pain, create pain, inflict pain etc. 828; pain, hurt, wound.    pinch, ... show more

Roget 824: excite, affect, touch, move, impress, strike, interest, animate, inspire, impassion, smite, infect; stir the blood, fire the blood, ... show more

2 ruffle

Trouble or vex.

3 ruffle

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

synonyms: cock, prance, sashay, strut, swagger, tittup.

Dutch: paraderen

4 ruffle

Discompose.

5 ruffle

Twitch or flutter.

synonyms: flick, riffle.

6 ruffle

Mix so as to make a random order or arrangement.

synonyms: mix, shuffle.

Roget 61: derange; disarrange, misarrange; displace, misplace; mislay, discompose, disorder; deorganize, discombobulate, disorganize; embroil, unsettle, ... show more

7 ruffle

Erect or fluff up:
— The bird ruffled its feathers.

synonym: fluff.

8 ruffle

Disturb the smoothness of:
— Ruffle the surface of the water.

synonyms: mess up, ruffle up, rumple.

Roget 258: fold, double, plicate, plait, crease, wrinkle, crinkle, crankle, curl, cockle up, cocker, rimple, rumple, flute, ... show more

Roget 256: be rough etc. adj.; go against the grain.    render-rough etc. adj.; roughen, ruffle, crisp, crumple, corrugate, set on edge, stroke the wrong way, ... show more

Roget 59: be disorderly etc. adj.; ferment, play at cross-purposes.    put out of order; derange etc. 61; ravel etc. 219; ruffle, rumple.    ... show more

9 ruffle

Pleat or gather into a ruffle:
— Ruffle the curtain fabric.

synonym: pleat.


Moby thesaurus: abrade, addle, addle the wits, ado, affect, aggravate, agitate, agitation, annoy, arouse, badger, bait, ball up, barrage, be at, beading, beat, beat a ruffle, beat a tattoo, beat the drum ... show more.

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