Synonyms and Antonyms of ruffian
a violent, brutal person who is often a member of an organized gang a gang of ruffians preying upon people who ventured into that section of town Synonyms bully, gangbanger, gangsta, gangster, goon, gorilla, hood, hooligan, mobster, mug, plug-ugly, punk, roughneck, rowdy, hoodlum, thug, tough, toughie (also toughy), yob [British], yobbo [British]Related Words cutthroat, scoundrel, villain; assassin, bandit, bravo, brigand, criminal, crook, desperado, felon, gunman, highwayman, lawbreaker, mafioso, malefactor, offender, outlaw, perp, perpetrator, pirate; pickpocket, racketeer, robber, swindler, thief, vandal; juvenile delinquent, tearaway [British]
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