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ruffle

ruf·fle

ruffle

 
pronunciation:
ruh fl
parts of speech:
verb, noun
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part of speech: verb
inflections: ruffled, ruffles, ruffling
definition 1: to disturb a smooth, even surface.
Wind ruffled the surface of the pond.
synonyms:
agitate, ripple
antonyms:
smooth
similar words:
flutter
definition 2: to bother or fluster.
While giving her book report, Marge was ruffled by the sight of the class clown making faces.
synonyms:
agitate, annoy, fluster, irritate, rattle, upset
antonyms:
calm, soothe
similar words:
confuse, disturb, exasperate, fret, trouble
 
part of speech: noun
definition: a strip of cloth, gathered along one edge in small folds.
My dress is trimmed with ruffles.
synonyms:
pleat
derivation: ruffled (adj.)
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