ruffianly(redirected from ruffianlily)
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1. A tough or rowdy person.
2. A thug or gangster.
[French, pimp, from Old French rufien, from Old Provençal rufian, from Old Italian ruffiano.]
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|Adj.||1.||ruffianly - violent and lawless; "the more ruffianly element"; "tough street gangs"|
violent - acting with or marked by or resulting from great force or energy or emotional intensity; "a violent attack"; "a violent person"; "violent feelings"; "a violent rage"; "felt a violent dislike"
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