from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Not agitated; calm. See Synonyms at cool.
  • adj. Regular and smooth, as the surface of water.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Calm, not ruffled, serene, at peace, unbothered.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Not ruffled or agitated; smooth; calm; tranquil; quiet.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Calm; tranquil; not agitated; not disturbed: as, an unruffled temper.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. (of a body of water) free from disturbance by heavy waves
  • adj. free from emotional agitation or nervous tension


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  • But he went his way in unruffled quiet, and as long as he stood well with the King let the rest go.

    The Golden Apple Tree

  • (Of course, it’s easy to remain unruffled when the bypassed book is published by another divison.) I pointed the reviewer to my company’s media contact page for future reference and went about my day.

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  • Where McCain went wild and erratic at the height of the financal crisis last month, I suspect that Fred would have out Obamad Obama and remained calm, unruffled - in other words he would have projected leadership.

    The Surly Beaver

  • Bill Clinton was deemed the best performer by 31 percent-evidence that he had succeeded in staging the kind of unruffled, workmanlike performance he needed.


  • "unruffled" by speculation about the father and has no wish to be a role model for single mothers.


  • How unruffled he appeared over the contrived "fears" of some.

    White House says speech to students not altered

  • Because there is great benefit in seeming to be a big strong nation that is unroiled, unruffled and unbattered by the constant high seas of the world.

    From Disraeli to 'the Bang-Bang'

  • He can continue that way, as if he's unruffled by an Austin interloper who'll do himself in with his mouth or get done in by good oppo.

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  • Uniquely distinguished as a four-times winner of the European Cup with three different clubs, the 35-year-old began the match in his customary unruffled fashion, easing himself into relevant positions as he established a rhythm for his colleagues.

    Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes back to haunt Arsenal on a painful night

  • She is unruffled, and points out she has been campaigning on the issue since 2009, and never expected to be doing so within government.

    The Saturday interview: Jo Swinson, Liberal Democrat MP


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