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Meaning of "ruffianly" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF RUFFIANLY

ruffianly  [ˈrʌfɪənlɪ] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF RUFFIANLY

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ruffianly is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES RUFFIANLY MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Definition of ruffianly in the English dictionary

The definition of ruffianly in the dictionary is violent or lawless.


WORDS THAT RHYME WITH RUFFIANLY


alienly
ˈeɪlɪənlɪ
certainly
ˈsɜːtənlɪ
commonly
ˈkɒmənlɪ
cullionly
ˈkʌlɪənlɪ
curmudgeonly
kəˈmʌdʒənlɪ
evenly
ˈiːv ənlɪ
heavenly
ˈhɛvənlɪ
humanly
ˈhjuːmənlɪ
lionly
ˈlaɪənlɪ
medianly
ˈmiːdɪənlɪ
mistakenly
mɪˈsteɪkənlɪ
openly
ˈəʊpənlɪ
reptilianly
rɛpˈtɪlɪənlɪ
saturnalianly
ˌsætəˈneɪlɪənlɪ
septentrionally
sɛpˈtɛntrɪənlɪ
stubbornly
ˈstʌbənlɪ
subterraneanly
ˌsʌbtəˈreɪnɪənlɪ
suddenly
ˈsʌdənlɪ
uncommonly
ʌnˈkɒmənlɪ
unevenly
ʌnˈiːvənlɪ

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE RUFFIANLY

ruer
rufescence
rufescent
ruff
ruffe
ruffed grouse
ruffian
ruffianish
ruffianism
ruffle
ruffle feathers
ruffled
ruffler
Rufflette
Rufflette tape
rufflike
ruffling
ruffly
rufiyaa
rufous

WORDS THAT END LIKE RUFFIANLY

antichristianly
Christianly
cleanly
gentlemanly
gentlewomanly
inhumanly
manly
meanly
musicianly
patricianly
plebeianly
seamanly
sportsmanly
unchristianly
uncleanly
ungentlemanly
unmanly
unwomanly
wanly
workmanly

Synonyms and antonyms of ruffianly in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ruffianly» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF RUFFIANLY

Find out the translation of ruffianly to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ruffianly from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ruffianly» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

ruffianly
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

ruffianly
570 millions of speakers

English

ruffianly
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बदमाश की तरह
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

همجي
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

ruffianly
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ruffianly
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গুঁডাসুলভ
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

brutal
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Ruffianly
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

ruffianly
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ruffianly
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

악당
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ruffianly
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

hung bạo
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ruffianly
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चिडखोरपणे
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ayı gibi
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

ruffianly
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

ruffianly
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

ruffianly
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

ruffianly
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

ruffianly
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

woes
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

ruffianly
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ruffianly
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ruffianly

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «RUFFIANLY»

The term «ruffianly» is normally little used and occupies the 145.252 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «RUFFIANLY» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ruffianly

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «RUFFIANLY»

Discover the use of ruffianly in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ruffianly and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Simmonds's Colonial Magazine and Foreign Miscellany
Not one of the ruffianly Indian journals ever went so far as to call the Governor- General " a shallow coxcomb," as did the Morning Chronicle ; or ever indulged, like the Examiner, in any unseemly levities about flowing hair and Macassar oil.
Peter Lund Simmonds
2
Colonial Magazine and East India Review
Not one of the ruffianly Indian journals ever went so far as to call the Governor- General " a shallow coxcomb," as did the Morning Chronicle ; or ever indulged, like the Examiner, in any unseemly levities about flowing hair and Macassar oil.
Peter Lund Simmonds, William Henry Giles Kingston, 1844
3
Renaissance Clothing and the Materials of Memory
In fact, Hic Mulier: or, The Man-Woman (1620) takes the defining features of the man-woman to be not only "the cloudy Ruffianly broad-brim'd Hatte, and wanton Feather" and the "most ruffianly short lockes" that figure so conspicuously in the ...
Ann Rosalind Jones, Peter Stallybrass, 2000
4
The Works of Francis Rabelais
It should he, provided, however poor the people were, they did not cross themselves with a ruffianly crew (ribaul~ daille ;) that is, provided people did not laugh at the mystery of tran- suhstanliation, like l hat ruffianly priest of Lorrain, of whom, ...
Motteux Ozeli, 1807
5
A Sidney Lanier Reader:
Orwhat would ourcourtlyand philosophic Thomas Jefferson looklike,if youshould putthis slouch hat on him, and open his shirtfront at the bosom, and set him to presiding over a ruffianly nomination? Yet he had some hand in blocking out this  ...
Sidney Lanier, Edward Mims, 2014
6
The works of Francis Rabelais, M.D.
It shou'd be provided, however poor the People were- they did not crofs themselves with a Ruffianly Crew ( Rihauldaille : J that is, provided People did not laugh at the Mystery of Transubstantiation, like that Ruffianly Priest of Lorrain, of whom, ...
François Rabelais, Peter Anthony Motteux, Mr. Ozell (John), 1737
7
A Select Glossary of English Words Used Formerly in Senses ...
2 1 J , j The Italian 'ruffiano,' the Spanish RUFFIANLY. ) ' rufian,' the French ' rufien,' all signify the setter-forward of an infamous traffic between the sexes ; nor will the passages quoted below leave any doubt that this is the proper meaning of ...
Richard Chenevix Trench, 1873
8
The Cultural Identity of Seventeenth-Century Woman: A Reader
handsome dress or kerchief, to the cloudy ruffianly broad-brimmed hat and wanton feather; the modest upper parts of a concealing straight gown to the loose , lascivious civil embracement of a French doublet, being all unbuttoned to entice,  ...
N. H. Keeble, Reader in English Department of English Studies N H Keeble, 2002
9
Contributions, Biographical, Literary, and Philosophical, to ...
It is clear, that the controversy between us and the Major will be very soon closed. We say, let there be no ruffianly attacks, — we are persuaded there have been none, — and you then say, that in this case chatfield's review of hindostan. 381.
John Foster, 1844
10
Calcutta Review
A " ruffianly" Indian Press presup - poses a " ruffianly" Indian community. If the former be tolerated at all, it can only be by the latter. Will the Stanleys, and the Hobhouses, and the Heralds of the West, maintain that European society in India,  ...
‎1846

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «RUFFIANLY»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ruffianly is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The Stroller
this bloody, desperate, kindly mannered, urbane gentleman, who never hesitated to warn his most ruffianly enemies that he would kill them whenever or ... «Martinsville Bulletin, Jun 15»
2
名采- 主動、執法偏私、黑警
黑警」應是指香港那些拳打自由腳踢法治的警察,英文沒有固定說法,譯做police gangs(成群的惡警)、the ruffianly police(流氓警察)等都可以,例如:Brutal police ... «香港蘋果日報, Nov 14»
3
Is legacy application transformation the next big thing in our space?
Ask Hillary Clinton". as luck would have it he is ruffianly and a good sport to let Bryn take. (Note: You must be logged in to post a comment.) If you log in and ... «Brian Madden, Sep 14»
4
HERALD WAR REPORT
... and having their papers examined by a ruffianly set of officials, Mr Lacey and the five other English people who formed the company were placed under arrest. «Morpeth Herald, Aug 14»
5
On the Ground With the Pro-Russian Separatists Suspected of …
About 70 percent of them are the untrained, ruffianly rank and file who not long ago were armed with baseball bats but now have semi-automatics. About 20 ... «Newsweek, Jul 14»
6
From the archive, 14 May 1929: A glimpse into the world of sedan …
There was the danger of being upset, of being suddenly stranded by drunken or quarrelsome bearers, of meeting ruffianly footpads, and - unbelievable thought ... «The Guardian, May 14»
7
Chris Rundle: DIY? With B&Q's delivery service, I might just do that
A ruffianly Type in charge of one hands me what he refers to as the 'Manifest' listing the Goods that are being delivered to me, to wit: 12 pairs of yellow Breeches, ... «Western Daily Press, Apr 14»
8
Mr. Netanyahu, roll this wall over that way a touch
Blueprints drawn up were curtly dismissed by what he called “the most ruffianly railroad concern ever to exist in any country.” Which is a shame: Not only were ... «Al Jazeera America, Apr 14»
9
The Roaring Girl review – 'A spirited start to the RSC's heroines …
... is a variation on a well-known transgressive transvestite accused by a Jacobean court of associating herself with "ruffianly swaggering and lewd company". «The Guardian, Apr 14»
10
Sadler's Wells - the modern house with a racy past
... loutish drunken thespo-yobs, which Charles Dickens once described as: “entirely delivered over to as ruffianly an audience as London could shake together… «The Stage, Oct 13»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ruffianly [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ruffianly>. Jan 2021 ».
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