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archness

[ahrch-nis] /ˈɑrtʃ nɪs/
noun
1.
roguishness; sauciness.
Origin
1700-1710
1700-10; arch2 + -ness
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  • But beneath its archness lies something genuine and affecting.
  • Others wink over windows, adding archness to the solemn faces of brownstones.
  • We recommend an acting coach to vary the tone and modulate the archness of his delivery.
  • In the satire on the suitors there was no severity, but only archness, sparkling over grave and gentle preoccupation.

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