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Wordnet 3.0


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

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]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

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