Synonyms of ruffle in English:

ruffle


See definition of ruffle

verb

1‘Patrick kissed her on the cheek and ruffled her hair’

SYNONYMS

disarrange, tousle, dishevel, rumple, run one's fingers through, make untidy, tumble, riffle, disorder

mess up, make a mess of, tangle

North American informal muss, muss up

ANTONYMS

smooth

2‘a light wind ruffled the water’

SYNONYMS

make ripples in, ripple, riffle, roughen

ANTONYMS

smooth

3‘‘Keep calm,’ she told herself, ‘don't let him ruffle you’’

SYNONYMS

annoy, irritate, irk, vex, nettle, needle, anger, exasperate

disconcert, unnerve, fluster, flurry, agitate, harass, upset, disturb, discomfit, put off, put someone off their stroke, throw off balance, make nervous, discompose, discountenance, cause someone to lose their composure, perturb, unsettle, bother, affect, ruffle someone's feathers, worry, disquiet, trouble, confuse

informal rattle, faze, throw, get to, put into a flap, throw into a tizz, rile, niggle, aggravate, bug, miff, peeve, discombobulate, shake up

British informal wind up, nark, get across

ANTONYMS

soothe, calm


noun

1‘a very full shirt with ruffles down the front’

SYNONYMS

frill, flounce, ruff, ruche, jabot, furbelow