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English definition of “ruffled”


adjective [not gradable]  /ˈrʌf·əld/ us  

ruffled adjective [not gradable] (MADE UPSET)

upset: We spent a lot of time soothing the author’s ruffled feelings.

ruffled adjective [not gradable] (FOLDED)

decorated with a ruffle or ruffles: a blouse with a ruffled neck
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