ruffianly

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ruffian +‎ -ly

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ruffianly (comparative more ruffianly, superlative most ruffianly)

  1. Like or having the qualities of a ruffian.
    • 1922, Geoffrey Montagu Cookson (transl.), The Seven against Thebes, page 136 in Four Plays of Aeschylus.
      One righteous man who reverences the Gods
      Shall shipmate be with a ruffianly crew,
      And, furthering some scheme of villainy,
      Perish with the whole tribe by God accursed!

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Adverb[edit]

ruffianly (comparative more ruffianly, superlative most ruffianly)

  1. In the manner of a ruffian.

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