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rascally

[ras-kuh-lee] /ˈræs kə li/
adjective
1.
being, characteristic of, or befitting a rascal.
adverb
2.
in a rascally manner.
Origin
1590-1600
1590-1600; rascal + -ly
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  • The rascally, holy-terror side of her personality has no better vehicle.
  • The farmers of the lower end should take vigorous measures te check these rascally depredations.
  • He was ruled off by the trotting people, and then took himself and his rascally practices to the running tracks.
British Dictionary definitions for rascally

rascally

/ˈrɑːskəlɪ/
adjective
1.
dishonest or mean; base
2.
(archaic) (esp of places) wretchedly unpleasant; miserable
adverb
3.
in a dishonest or mean fashion
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Word Origin and History for rascally
adj.

"low, mean, unprincipled," from rascal + -ly (1).

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