roguish

[roh-gish]
adjective
1.
pertaining to, characteristic of, or acting like a rogue; knavish or rascally.
2.
playfully mischievous: a roguish smile.

Origin:
1565–75; rogue + -ish1

roguishly, adverb
roguishness, noun
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roguish (ˈrəʊɡɪʃ)
 
adj
1.  dishonest or unprincipled
2.  mischievous or arch
 
'roguishly
 
adv
 
'roguishness
 
n

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Example sentences
The big question now is who will play the roguish private eye as he tackles
  cases no one else wants to handle.
With a roguish wink here and there, they let on that they were devils in their
  day.
The money is presumably empowering roguish characters as well as good ones, and
  setting some tribes against others.
And, with a roguish smile, he illustrated his remark with a twist of his two
  clenched hands.
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