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ruf·fle 1

 (rŭf′əl)
n.
1. A strip of frilled or closely pleated fabric used for trimming or decoration.
2. A ruff on a bird.
3. An irregularity or a slight disturbance of a surface: the ruffle on the lake.
4. A beating or rustling sound: the ruffle of drums in the distance; the ruffle of a skirt on the floor.
v. ruf·fled, ruf·fling, ruf·fles
v.tr.
1. To disturb the smoothness or regularity of; ripple: The wind ruffled the water.
2.
a. To pleat or gather (fabric) into a ruffle.
b. To put a ruffle on (a garment, for example).
3. To erect (the feathers). Used of birds.
4. To discompose or annoy; fluster: a book that is bound to ruffle some people.
5. To flip through (the pages of a book).
6. To shuffle (cards).
v.intr.
1. To become irregular or rough: His hair ruffled in the wind.
2. To become annoyed or flustered: What teacher doesn't ruffle when students act up in class?
3.
a. To flip through the pages of a book: ruffled through the book until I found the picture.
b. To search for something in a container: ruffled in her bag looking for the keys.
4. To make a beating or rustling sound.

[From Middle English ruffelen, to roughen.]

ruf·fle 2

 (rŭf′əl)
n.
A low continuous beating of a drum that is not as loud as a roll. Also called ruff4.
tr.v. ruf·fled, ruf·fling, ruf·fles
To beat a ruffle on (a drum).

[Probably from frequentative of ruff.]

ruf·fle 3

 (rŭf′əl)
intr.v. ruf·fled, ruf·fling, ruf·fles
Obsolete To behave arrogantly or roughly; swagger.

[Middle English ruffelen, to quarrel.]

ruf′fler n.

ruffled

(ˈrʌfəld)
adj
1. irregular or rumpled: ruffled fur.
2. unsettled or disturbed: ruffled nerves.
3. (Clothing & Fashion) having a strip of pleated material used for decoration or as a trim: a ruffled collar.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.ruffled - shaken into waves or undulations as by wind; "the rippled surface of the pond"; "with ruffled flags flying"
agitated - physically disturbed or set in motion; "the agitated mixture foamed and bubbled"
2.ruffled - having decorative ruffles or frills
adorned, decorated - provided with something intended to increase its beauty or distinction
Translations

ruffled

adj
(= flustered, perturbed) personaufgebracht; feelingserregt; to smooth ruffled feelingserregte Gemüter besänftigen; to smooth somebody’s ruffled feathersjdn besänftigen, jds erregtes Gemüt besänftigen
(= rumpled, dishevelled) bedclotheszerwühlt; hairzerzaust
shirt, skirtgekräuselt, gerafft