Ruffian synonyms

rŭf'ē-ən, rŭf'yən

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A violent criminal, esp. one who murders
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(UK, Australia, New Zealand, pejorative, slang) A yob.
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One that is playfully mischievous.
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A person whose behavior is rough, quarrelsome, and disorderly; hoodlum
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A brute is defined as a savage, insensitive or uncivilized person.
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(Chess) A piece that seems determined to give itself up, typically to bring about stalemate or perpetual check.
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A member of an organized group of criminals; a racketeer.
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A worker on an oil drilling rig, esp. a member of the crew which feeds pipe into the well
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One who behaves badly, often by breaking rules of conduct or the law.
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A gangster; a thug.
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A person who is cruel to others, especially those who are weaker or have less power.
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The definition of a hood is slang for a neighborhood.
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(--- Informal) Any huge thing
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A style, originating among fans of punk rock, characterized by motley clothes, oddly clipped hair, etc.
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A mean, immoral, or wicked person; rascal
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(Informal) A tough person; thug
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A person guilty of or likely to commit great crimes; evil or wicked person; scoundrel
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(Slang) The face, often used deprecatingly.
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A tough person; ruffian
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One of a group of professional criminals, devotees of Kali, who robbed and murdered travelers in northern India until the mid-1800s.
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A hoodlum, esp. a young one
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A thug; a usually muscular henchman with little intelligence (also known as a 'hired goon').
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A big and brutish man or a thug; a goon or ruffian.
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The experience or beginning of a feeling, need, or desire:
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Plural form of crime
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(Brit., Slang) A hoodlum or lout
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(Slang, UK) A cruel and brutal fellow.
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Find another word for ruffian. In this page you can discover 34 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ruffian, like: cutthroat, yobbo, rascal, rowdy, brute, desperado, gangster, roughneck, miscreant, hoodlum and bully.