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What is another word for ruffled?

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Verb
To have thrown into disorder
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“All was blissful and peaceful till Uzziah decided to ruffle the order of his kingdom.”
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To have triggered a passionate feeling or reaction
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Past tense for to make a ruffle or curl in
“A nurse came in and began to ruffle the sheets at the foot of the bed, indicating my visiting time was over.”
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Past tense for to physically agitate or stir up
“Use your hands to lift, squeeze together, and ruffle the mixture through your fingers a few times to encourage some slightly larger clumps to form amongst the biscuity rubble.”
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Past tense for to annoy or irritate
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“It didn't ruffle him in the slightest. If anything, his smile broadened.”
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Past tense for to intimidate or cause fear in
“Yes, I'm leaving. No need to ruffle or scare me, filthy bird. I know your wings and their whiplash, your death's rattle.”
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Past tense for to compress into small folds or ridges
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Past tense for to pucker, contract, or press together
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Past tense for to hold hair and comb it towards the head, thus giving it a bushier look
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Past tense for to move or cause to move in a rhythmic, flapping motion
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Past tense for to make something fluffy, typically by patting or ruffling
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Past tense for to become excitedly upset or angry
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Past tense for to be moved by the wind or an air current
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Past tense for to make a loud, deep, resonant sound
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Resentful or annoyed, typically as a result of a perceived insult
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Feeling anxious or agitated
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Violently disturbed or agitated
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Feeling ruffled or upset
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Having, or covered in, knots and tangles
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Decorated with frills
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Full of creases or wrinkles
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Having a surface or texture that is coarse or bristly
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