Synonyms for ruffle

Synonyms for (noun) ruffle

Synonyms: affray, ruffle, disturbance, fray

Definition: a noisy fight

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: manipulate

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


Synonyms: flick, riffle, ruffle

Definition: twitch or flutter

Usage: the paper flicked

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: 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

Similar words: flow, flux

Definition: move or progress freely as if in a stream

Usage: The crowd flowed out of the stadium