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3 definitions found
 for ruffianly
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Ruffianly \Ruf"fian*ly\, a.
     Like a ruffian; bold in crimes; characteristic of a ruffian;
     violent; brutal.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  ruffianly
      adj 1: violent and lawless; "the more ruffianly element"; "tough
             street gangs" [syn: ruffianly, tough]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  25 Moby Thesaurus words for "ruffianly":
     bad, boorish, carlish, churlish, cloddish, clownish, disorderly,
     disruptive, hooliganish, improper, loobyish, loutish, lubberly,
     lumpish, misbehaving, naughty, not respectable, off-base,
     out-of-line, raffish, roughneck, rowdy, rowdyish, unbehaving,
     yokelish
  
  

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