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See definition of ruffle on Dictionary.com
  • verbmess up
  • verbupset, irritate

synonyms for ruffle

  • dishevel
  • rumple
  • cockle
  • confuse
  • crease
  • crinkle
  • crumple
  • crush
  • derange
  • disarrange
  • discompose
  • disorder
  • pucker
  • purse
  • rifle
  • tangle
  • tousle
  • wrinkle
See also synonyms for: ruffled
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antonyms for ruffle

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  • calm
  • open
  • order
  • organize
  • smooth
  • straighten
  • soothe
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How to use ruffle in a sentence

Besides I have some things to put into my trunk, and I want to put a ruffle into my wrapper that I may have it all ready.
TESSA WADSWORTH'S DISCIPLINEJENNIE M. DRINKWATER
Win' ruffle up he ha'r, yit he aint move; sun shine down 'pun 'im, yit he aint move.
NIGHTS WITH UNCLE REMUSJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
How should I be watchful to see that nothing should ruffle your spirits?
AN OLD MAN'S LOVEANTHONY TROLLOPE
The petticoat is of white muslin with a fifty-two yard lace ruffle in sixteen tiers of lace with beading at the top.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER SLAVESWORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION
It has a skirt with nine gores and a twelve-inch headed ruffle.
SLAVE NARRATIVES: A FOLK HISTORY OF SLAVERY IN THE UNITED STATES FROM INTERVIEWS WITH FORMER SLAVESWORK PROJECTS ADMINISTRATION
Close to the stream her eye caught the tattered black ruffle and the note pinned to it.
THE DEVOURERSANNIE VIVANTI CHARTRES
But his time did not pass away thus without some vexatious cares to ruffle it.
THE LIFE OF HORATIO LORD NELSONROBERT SOUTHEY
Their pride would seem to be rather to ruffle than fall in with the general sympathies of society.
THE KNIGHT OF GWYNNE, VOL. I (OF II)CHARLES JAMES LEVER
And Jerry asleep, with the ruffle still pinned to his wet shirt and a big hole torn in the knee of his knickerbockers.
US AND THE BOTTLEMANEDITH BALLINGER PRICE
Wordsworth begged him to stop; he hadn't read them, and did not wish to ruffle himself about them.
HOW TO BE HAPPY THOUGH MARRIEDE. J. HARDY.
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WORDS RELATED TO RUFFLE

  • alarm
  • argue
  • arouse
  • bug
  • bug up
  • burn up
  • confuse
  • craze
  • debate
  • discompose
  • disconcert
  • discuss
  • dispute
  • disquiet
  • distract
  • disturb
  • egg on
  • examine
  • excite
  • ferment
  • flurry
  • fluster
  • get to
  • incite
  • inflame
  • make flip
  • move
  • perturb
  • psych
  • rouse
  • ruffle
  • spook
  • stimulate
  • stir
  • trouble
  • turn on
  • unhinge
  • upset
  • ventilate
  • work up
  • worry
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