1) ADJ-GRADED Something that is ruffled is no longer smooth or neat.

Her short hair was oddly ruffled and then flattened around her head.

rumpled, dishevelled
2) ADJ: ADJ n Ruffled clothes are decorated with small folds of material.
See also ruffle

She was wearing a white ruffled blouse and a blue velvet skirt.

English dictionary. 2008.

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