Synonyms of ruffle in English:

ruffle


See definition of ruffle

verb

1‘Patrick kissed her on the cheek and ruffled her hair’

SYNONYMS
disarrange, tousle, dishevel, rumple, run one's fingers through, make untidy, tumble, riffle, disorder
mess up, make a mess of, tangle
North American informal muss, muss up
ANTONYMS

smooth

2‘a light wind ruffled the water’

SYNONYMS
make ripples in, ripple, riffle, roughen
ANTONYMS

smooth

3‘‘Keep calm,’ she told herself, ‘don't let him ruffle you’’

SYNONYMS
annoy, irritate, irk, vex, nettle, needle, anger, exasperate
disconcert, unnerve, fluster, flurry, agitate, harass, upset, disturb, discomfit, put off, put someone off their stroke, throw off balance, make nervous, discompose, discountenance, cause someone to lose their composure, perturb, unsettle, bother, affect, ruffle someone's feathers, worry, disquiet, trouble, confuse
informal rattle, faze, throw, get to, put into a flap, throw into a tizz, rile, niggle, aggravate, bug, miff, peeve, discombobulate, shake up
British informal wind up, nark, get across
ANTONYMS

soothe, calm


noun

1‘a very full shirt with ruffles down the front’

SYNONYMS
frill, flounce, ruff, ruche, jabot, furbelow