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To help you avoid using the same word too repetitively, redundantly, recurrently, incessantly, etc., etc.

Why synonyms can be useful

Your writing can sound boring if you continually keep repeating the same words. When you create sentences, you can make them more interesting by using words that mean the same as the word you are speaking about. This allows you to add flavor to your writing.

In order to make language a lot more expressive and interesting you should try to vary the words you use as often as you can.

Synonyms for (noun) ruffle

Synonyms: affray, ruffle, disturbance, fray Definition: a noisy fight

Hypernyms: scrap, combat, fight, fighting Definition: the act of fighting; any contest or struggle Usage: a fight broke out at the hockey game; there was fighting in the streets; the unhappy couple got into a terrible scrap

Synonyms: choker, neck ruff, ruff, ruffle Definition: a high tight collar

Hypernyms: neckband, collar Definition: a band that fits around the neck and is usually folded over

Synonyms: frill, furbelow, flounce, ruffle Definition: a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim

Hypernyms: adornment Definition: a decoration of color or interest that is added to relieve plainness

Synonyms for (verb) ruffle

Synonyms: pleat, ruffle Definition: pleat or gather into a ruffle Usage: ruffle the curtain fabric

Hypernyms: turn up, fold, fold up Definition: bend or lay so that one part covers the other Usage: fold up the newspaper; turn up your collar

Synonyms: ruffle, ruffle up, rumple, mess up Definition: disturb the smoothness of Usage: ruffle the surface of the water

Hypernyms: disarrange Definition: destroy the arrangement or order of Usage: My son disarranged the papers on my desk

Synonyms: ruffle, fluff Definition: erect or fluff up Usage: the bird ruffled its feathers

Hypernyms: loosen Definition: make less dense Usage: loosen the soil

Synonyms: mix, ruffle, shuffle Definition: mix so as to make a random order or arrangement Usage: shuffle the cards

Hypernyms: manipulate Definition: hold something in one's hands and move it

Synonyms: flick, riffle, ruffle Definition: twitch or flutter Usage: the paper flicked

Hypernyms: displace, move Definition: cause to move or shift into a new position or place, both in a concrete and in an abstract sense Usage: Move those boxes into the corner, please; I'm moving my money to another bank; The director moved more responsibilities onto his new assistant

Synonyms: ruffle Definition: trouble or vex Usage: ruffle somebody's composure

Hypernyms: devil, irritate, get at, get to, gravel, rag, rile, bother, chafe, annoy, nark, nettle, vex Definition: cause annoyance in; disturb, especially by minor irritations Usage: Mosquitoes buzzing in my ear really bothers me; It irritates me that she never closes the door after she leaves

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

Hypernyms: fluster Definition: cause to be nervous or upset

Synonyms: prance, cock, ruffle, sashay, tittup, swagger, strut Definition: to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others Usage: He struts around like a rooster in a hen house

Hypernyms: walk Definition: use one's feet to advance; advance by steps Usage: 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

Synonyms: ruffle, cockle, undulate, riffle, ripple Definition: stir up (water) so as to form ripples

Hypernyms: flow, flux Definition: move or progress freely as if in a stream Usage: The crowd flowed out of the stadium