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 (ĕl′fĭsh) also elv·ish (ĕl′vĭsh)
1. Of or relating to elves.
2. Prankish; mischievous.

elf′ish·ly adv.
elf′ish·ness n.
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Her elfishly mobile face shifts from delight to humility as she cleans the local church, which is controlled by incredibly wicked elders who casually assign the dead to hell and whose views of women's roles make those of John Paul II seem wildly permissive.
Norris, the s elfishly erring Bertram sisters, and the unprincipled Mary Crawford.