Synonyms and Antonyms of rumple

  1. 1 to create (as by crushing) an irregular mass of creases in the guest rumpled the antique bedspread by lying down on it Synonyms crinkle, crumple, scrunch, wrinkleRelated Words corrugate, crease, crimp, fold, pleat, pucker, ruck; crisp, ripple, ruffle; contract, furrow, knit; mess (up), muss (up)Near Antonyms even, iron, press, straighten; unfold; neaten, tidyAntonyms flatten, iron out, smooth, smoothen, uncrumple

  2. 2 to develop creases or folds the linen skirt rumpled as soon as she started wearing it Synonyms crease, crinkle, furrow, wrinkleRelated Words collapse, crumple, double, fold

  3. 3 to undo the proper order or arrangement of the aunt would invariably rumple the little boy's hair whenever she came to visit Synonyms confuse, derange, disarrange, disarray, discompose, dishevel, disjoint, dislocate, disorganize, disrupt, disturb, hash, jumble, mess (up), mix (up), muddle, muss, disorder, scramble, shuffle, tousle, tumble, upsetRelated Words embroil, entangle, snarl, tangle; agitate, perturb, stir (up), unsettle; clutterNear Antonyms align (also aline), line, line up, queue; classify, codify, methodize, systematize, systemize; adjust, fix; groom, make up, spruce (up); unscrambleAntonyms arrange, array, dispose, draw up, marshal (also marshall), order, organize, range, regulate, straighten (up), tidy

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