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ruffle

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of ruffle

  1. 1 a strip of fabric gathered or pleated on one edge and used as trimming <likes lace curtains without ruffles and chintz curtains with ruffles> Synonyms flounce, frill, furbelow Related Words border, edging, fringe, trim; plait, pleat, ruff; bunting, skirting

  2. 2 something that is a source of irritation <a spouse's snoring is one ruffle that many couples must eventually come to terms with> Synonyms aggravation, aggro [British], bother, botheration, bugbear, exasperation, frustration, hair shirt, hassle, headache, inconvenience, irk, irritant, nuisance, peeve, pest, rub, annoyance, thorn, trial, vexationRelated Words discomfort, fleabite, pinprick; affront, insult, offense (or offence); upset, worry; affliction, albatross, burden, cross, curse, menace, millstone, plague, sore; anxiety, plight, predicament, tribulation, trouble; hang-up, pet peeve, problem; annoyer, disturber, harasser, mischief, offender; pandora's boxNear Antonyms delight, joy, pleasure


ruffle

verb

Synonyms and Antonyms of ruffle

  1. to disturb the peace of mind of (someone) especially by repeated disagreeable acts <the stream of minor complaints finally ruffled him into snapping, “If you don't like the way I'm doing it, do it yourself!”> Synonyms aggravate, annoy, bother, bug, burn (up), chafe, eat, exasperate, frost, gall, get, grate, gripe, hack (off), irk, itch, nark [British], nettle, peeve, persecute, pique, put out, rasp, rile, irritate, spite, vexRelated Words hassle, heckle; nag; inflame (also enflame), provoke, rouse; badger, bait, bullyrag (also ballyrag), devil, hagride, harass, harry, pester, plague, tease; anger, antagonize, enrage, incense, infuriate, madden, rankle, roil; agitate, discomfort, discompose, disquiet, distress, exercise, freak (out), fret, perturb, undo, unhinge, unsettle, upset, worry; affront, insult, miff, offend, outrageNear Antonyms appease, conciliate, mollify, oblige, pacify, placate, propitiate; delight, gladden, gratify, please, satisfy; assure, cheer, comfort, console, content, quiet, reassure, solace, soothe


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