adjective un·ruf·fled \ˌən-ˈrə-fəld\

: not upset or disturbed

Full Definition of UNRUFFLED

:  poised and serene especially in the face of setbacks or confusion
:  not ruffled :  smooth <unruffled water>

Examples of UNRUFFLED

  1. She remained unruffled despite the delays.
  2. <remained unruffled by the news that stocks were in a free fall>

First Known Use of UNRUFFLED


Synonym Discussion of UNRUFFLED

cool, composed, collected, unruffled, imperturbable, nonchalant mean free from agitation or excitement. cool may imply calmness, deliberateness, or dispassionateness <kept a cool head>. composed implies freedom from agitation as a result of self-discipline or a sedate disposition <the composed pianist gave a flawless concert>. collected implies a concentration of mind that eliminates distractions especially in moments of crisis <the nurse stayed calm and collected>. unruffled suggests apparent serenity and poise in the face of setbacks or in the midst of excitement <harried but unruffled>. imperturbable implies coolness or assurance even under severe provocation <the speaker remained imperturbable despite the heckling>. nonchalant stresses an easy coolness of manner or casualness that suggests indifference or unconcern <a nonchalant driver>.
UNRUFFLED Defined for Kids


adjective un·ruf·fled \ˌən-ˈrə-fəld\

Definition of UNRUFFLED for Kids

:  not upset or disturbed
:  1smooth 4 <unruffled water>


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