Definition of "ruffianish" []

  • Having the qualities or manners of a ruffian. (adjective) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "ruffianish" in a sentence
  • "The very boxes themselves are no sanctuary from ruffianish incivility; while the ears are stunned, and the cheek of"
  • "For the ruffianish pages of Jack London, the pungent, hospitable smell of a first-class bar-room -- that indescribable mingling of Maryland rye, cigar smoke, stale malt liquor, radishes, potato salad and _blutwurst_."
  • "He did not join in the common execrations of men, or approve their punitive severities; he saw something excellent in the vilest, he would win by love the most ruffianish, and the profligate he bade ` Go, and sin no more. '"
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