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roguish

[roh-gish] /ˈroʊ gɪʃ/
adjective
1.
pertaining to, characteristic of, or acting like a rogue; knavish or rascally.
2.
playfully mischievous:
a roguish smile.
Origin
1565-1575
1565-75; rogue + -ish1
Related forms
roguishly, adverb
roguishness, noun
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  • Blue eyes that sparkled roguishly all through the long bright day.
British Dictionary definitions for roguishly

roguish

/ˈrəʊɡɪʃ/
adjective
1.
dishonest or unprincipled
2.
mischievous or arch
Derived Forms
roguishly, adverb
roguishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for roguishly

roguish

adj.

1570s, from rogue + -ish. Related: Roguishly; roguishness.

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