Synonyms of ruffle


1. frill, flounce, ruffle, furbelow, adornment

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

2. choker, ruff, ruffle, neck ruff, collar, neckband

usage: a high tight collar

3. affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle, fight, fighting, combat, scrap

usage: a noisy fight


1. ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate, flow, flux

usage: stir up (water) so as to form ripples

2. ruffle, annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil

usage: trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure"

3. tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock, walk

usage: to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house"

4. ruffle, fluster

usage: discompose; "This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues"

5. flick, ruffle, riffle, move, displace

usage: twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked"

6. shuffle, ruffle, mix, manipulate

usage: mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards"

7. ruffle, fluff, loosen

usage: erect or fluff up; "the bird ruffled its feathers"

8. ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, mess up, disarrange

usage: disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water"

9. ruffle, pleat, fold, fold up, turn up

usage: pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric"

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Definition and meaning of ruffle (Dictionary)