Synonyms for ruffle

Grammar : Verb
Spell : ruhf-uhl
Phonetic Transcription : ˈrʌf əl

Top 10 synonyms for ruffle Other synonyms for the word ruffle

Définition of ruffle

Origin :
  • early 14c., "to disturb the smoothness of," perhaps from Old Norse hrufla "to scratch," or Low German ruffelen "to wrinkle, curl," both of unknown origin. Meaning "disarrange" (hair or feathers) first recorded late 15c.; sense of "annoy, distract" is from 1650s. Related: Ruffled; ruffling.
  • verb mess up
  • verb upset, irritate
Example sentences :
  • All right, then; that letter I wrote is a shirt, and the welkin's the ruffle on it.
  • Extract from : « Tom Sawyer Abroad » by Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens)
  • It is a curious fact, but it is difficult, do you know, for any one to ruffle me.
  • Extract from : « Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit » by Charles Dickens
  • Should she come to harm in the ruffle, where could I get such another?
  • Extract from : « Micah Clarke » by Arthur Conan Doyle
  • In fact, there was nothing that the world could do to Him that could ruffle the surface of His spirit.
  • Extract from : « Pax Vobiscum » by Henry Drummond
  • A kind of ruffle or frill, worn formerly round the neck—a collar.
  • Extract from : « Gomez Arias » by Joaqun Telesforo de Trueba y Coso
  • "You'll ruffle it to the gallows, no doubt," he said contemptuously.
  • Extract from : « Captain Blood » by Rafael Sabatini
  • Sometimes she turned her face to the wall and lay there, not even a ruffle quivering.
  • Extract from : « The Prisoner » by Alice Brown
  • The most trying and provoking things, I observe, can not ruffle you.
  • Extract from : « Harper's New Monthly Magazine, Volume 1, No. 3, August, 1850. » by Various
  • Now, what can have happened to ruffle so serene a nature as his?
  • Extract from : « Molly Bawn » by Margaret Wolfe Hamilton
  • Did you ever feel like arguing with a gentleman when you had on your second-best clothes and no ruffle?
  • Extract from : « John Splendid » by Neil Munro

Antonyms for ruffle

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