unruffled

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adjective un·ruf·fled \ˌən-ˈrə-fəld\

Definition of unruffled

  1. 1 :  poised and serene especially in the face of setbacks or confusion

  2. 2 :  not ruffled :  smooth unruffled water

Examples of unruffled in a Sentence

  1. She remained unruffled despite the delays.

  2. remained unruffled by the news that stocks were in a free fall

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First Known Use of unruffled

1600

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 English Language Learners

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Definition of unruffled for English Language Learners

  • : not upset or disturbed


UNRUFFLED Defined for Kids

unruffled

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adjective un·ruf·fled \ˌən-ˈrə-fəld\

Definition of unruffled for Students

  1. 1 :  not upset or disturbed

  2. 2 :  1smooth 4 unruffled water



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