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Synonyms for ruffle

Synonyms for ruffle

Synonyms for ruffle

a strip of pleated material used as a decoration or a trim

a high tight collar

a noisy fight

stir up (water) so as to form ripples

to walk with a lofty proud gait, often in an attempt to impress others

discompose

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twitch or flutter

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mix so as to make a random order or arrangement

erect or fluff up

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disturb the smoothness of

pleat or gather into a ruffle

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Seeking to smooth ruffled feathers, Merkel and Sarkozy evaded questions about objections to their initiative and said they hoped Poland would join the "competitiveness pact," even though it is not yet in the euro area.
Malik apparently made the trip to smooth ruffled feathers so his marriage to the Indian tennis star could go off without a hitch.
A phone call, a bunch of flowers, chocolates perhaps, will usually help build fences and smooth ruffled feathers.
Creating an in-house position for a firm's representative and allowing him to supervise the planning on materials that company delivers can smooth ruffled feathers and complement the standard JIT approach.