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rascality

[ra-skal-i-tee] /ræˈskæl ɪ ti/
noun, plural rascalities.
1.
rascally or knavish character or conduct.
2.
a rascally act.
Origin
1570-1580
1570-80; rascal + -ity
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  • In the open drawer the jack of hearts hints at rascality.
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  • It is impossible to help laughing at the stories of their ingenious rascality.
British Dictionary definitions for rascality

rascality

/rɑːˈskælɪtɪ/
noun (pl) -ties
1.
mischievous, disreputable, or dishonest character, behaviour, or action
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Word Origin and History for rascality
n.

"low and vulgar people collectively," 1570s; "character of a rascal," 1590s, from rascal + -ity.

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