ruffianism
noun see ruffian

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • ruffianism — index brutality, misdoing Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • ruffianism — ruffian ► NOUN ▪ a violent or lawless person. DERIVATIVES ruffianism noun ruffianly adjective. ORIGIN Old French, from Italian ruffiano, perhaps from dialect rofia scab, scurf …   English terms dictionary

  • ruffianism — /ruf ee euh niz euhm, ruf yeuh /, n. 1. conduct befitting a ruffian. 2. ruffian character. [1585 95; RUFFIAN + ISM] * * * …   Universalium

  • ruffianism — noun The behaviour of a ruffian …   Wiktionary

  • ruffianism — n. Brutality, rascality, blackguardism, scoundrelism …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • ruffianism — ruf·fi·an·ism …   English syllables

  • ruffianism — /ˈrʌfiənɪzəm/ (say rufeeuhnizuhm) noun 1. conduct befitting a ruffian. 2. ruffianly character …   Australian English dictionary

  • ruffianism — noun violent lawless behavior • Hypernyms: ↑misbehavior, ↑misbehaviour, ↑misdeed …   Useful english dictionary

  • Blackguardism — Black guard*ism, n. The conduct or language of a blackguard; ruffianism. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ruffian — noun Etymology: Middle French rufian Date: 1531 a brutal person ; bully • ruffian adjective • ruffianism noun • ruffianly adjective …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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