Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ruffle

3 senses of ruffle

Sense 1
frill, flounce, ruffle, furbelow -- (a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim)
       => adornment -- (a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness)

Sense 2
choker, ruff, ruffle, neck ruff -- (a high tight collar)
       => collar, neckband -- (a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over)

Sense 3
affray, disturbance, fray, ruffle -- (a noisy fight)
       => fight, fighting, combat, scrap -- (the act of fighting; any contest or struggle; "a fight broke out at the hockey game"; "there was fighting in the streets"; "the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ruffle

9 senses of ruffle

Sense 1
ripple, ruffle, riffle, cockle, undulate -- (stir up (water) so as to form ripples)
       => flow, flux -- (move or progress freely as if in a stream; "The crowd flowed out of the stadium")

Sense 2
ruffle -- (trouble or vex; "ruffle somebody's composure")
       => annoy, rag, get to, bother, get at, irritate, rile, nark, nettle, gravel, vex, chafe, devil -- (cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations; "Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me"; "It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves")

Sense 3
tittup, swagger, ruffle, prance, strut, sashay, cock -- (to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others; "He struts around like a rooster in a hen house")
       => walk -- (use one's feet to advance; advance by steps; "Walk, don't run!"; "We walked instead of driving"; "She walks with a slight limp"; "The patient cannot walk yet"; "Walk over to the cabinet")

Sense 4
ruffle -- (discompose; "This play is going to ruffle some people"; "She has a way of ruffling feathers among her colleagues")
       => fluster -- (cause to be nervous or upset)

Sense 5
flick, ruffle, riffle -- (twitch or flutter; "the paper flicked")
       => move, displace -- (cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense; "Move those boxes into the corner, please"; "I'm moving my money to another bank"; "The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant")

Sense 6
shuffle, ruffle, mix -- (mix so as to make a random order or arrangement; "shuffle the cards")
       => manipulate -- (hold something in one's hands and move it)

Sense 7
ruffle, fluff -- (erect or fluff up; "the bird ruffled its feathers")
       => loosen -- (make less dense; "loosen the soil")

Sense 8
ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, mess up -- (disturb the smoothness of; "ruffle the surface of the water")
       => disarrange -- (destroy the arrangement or order of; "My son disarranged the papers on my desk")

Sense 9
ruffle, pleat -- (pleat or gather into a ruffle; "ruffle the curtain fabric")
       => fold, fold up, turn up -- (bend or lay so that one part covers the other; "fold up the newspaper"; "turn up your collar")

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