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>

1600

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

unruffled

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adjective un·ruf·fled \ˌən-ˈrə-fəld\

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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