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Synonyms for ruffle

Noun

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

Verb

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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