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unruffled (adj.)

1650s in figurative sense, from un- (1) "not" + past participle of ruffle (v.). Literal meaning, in reference to feathers, leaves, etc., is recorded from 1816.

updated on February 28, 2014

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Definitions of unruffled from WordNet

unruffled (adj.)
free from emotional agitation or nervous tension; "with contented mind and unruffled spirit"- Anthony Trollope;
Synonyms: unflurried / unflustered / unperturbed
unruffled (adj.)
(of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves;
unruffled water
Synonyms: placid / quiet / still / tranquil / smooth
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