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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 ruf·fi·an /ˈrʌfiən/
 惡棍,無賴(a.)凶惡的,殘忍的,殘暴的

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ruf·fian n.
 1. A pimp; a pander; also, a paramour. [Obs.]
    He [her husband] is no sooner abroad than she is instantly at home, reveling with her ruffians.   --Bp. Reynolds.
 2. A boisterous, cruel, brutal fellow; a desperate fellow ready for murderous or cruel deeds; a cutthroat.
    Wilt thou on thy deathbed play the ruffian?   --Shak.
 2. Hence: A tough, lawless or bullying person.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ruf·fian, a. Brutal; cruel; savagely boisterous; murderous; as, ruffian rage.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Ruf·fian, v. i. To play the ruffian; to rage; to raise tumult. [R.]
 

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 ruffian
      n : a cruel and brutal fellow [syn: bully, tough, hooligan,
           roughneck, rowdy, yob, yobo, yobbo]