Definition of "ruffianism" [ruffianism]

  • The behaviour of a ruffian. (noun)

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Use "ruffianism" in a sentence
  • "The increasing anxiety of the decreasing white majority finds its woeful expression in bigotry and ruffianism all the way up even to Congress."
  • "It was what he wanted to do — to bring out the innate ruffianism of this man he did not like."
  • "This was a special body raised by the railways and colliery owners to supplement the efforts of the ordinary civil police, who were perfectly helpless in the face of the organized ruffianism which terrorized the district."