impish


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imp·ish

 (ĭm′pĭsh)
adj.
Of or befitting an imp; mischievous.

imp′ish·ly adv.
imp′ish·ness n.

impish

(ˈɪmpɪʃ)
adj
of or resembling an imp; mischievous
ˈimpishly adv
ˈimpishness n

imp•ish

(ˈɪm pɪʃ)

adj.
of, pertaining to, or befitting an imp; mischievous.
[1645–55]
imp′ish•ly, adv.
imp′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.impish - naughtily or annoyingly playfulimpish - naughtily or annoyingly playful; "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank"
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"

impish

adjective mischievous, devilish, roguish, rascally, elfin, puckish, waggish, sportive, prankish He is known for his impish sense of humour.

impish

adjective
Full of high-spirited fun:
Translations
عِفْريتي، خبيث
rozpustilý
gavtyveagtig
huncut
hrekkjóttur; glettinn
afacancin gibiyaramaz

impish

[ˈɪmpɪʃ] ADJ [expression, smile] → pícaro, travieso

impish

[ˈɪmpɪʃ] adjespiègle

impish

adj remarkschelmisch; smile, look alsoverschmitzt; child alsolausbübisch

impish

[ˈɪmpɪʃ] adjmalizioso/a, birichino/a

imp

(imp) noun
1. a small devil or wicked spirit.
2. a mischievous child. Her son is a little imp.
ˈimpish adjective
References in classic literature ?
The little schoolboy, aided by the impish figure of the negro dancer, had wrought an irreparable ruin.
He was burning up with fever, and his eyes were running sores; in the daytime he was a thing uncanny and impish to behold, a plaster of pimples and sweat, a great purple lump of misery.
The garland would topple over in a most impish way at every breath, although the arrows went through it.
The air was stifling; the stone bench glittered in the sunlight; the meadow exhaled to heaven those impish vapors which dance and dart above the herbage like silvery dust; but Genevieve seemed not to feel this all-consuming heat.
After supper, urged perhaps by the impish humour which was the despair of his friends in Cambridge, Mass.
Cadwallader seemed like a mocking travesty wrought in the dark by an impish finger.
These remarks were greeted with shouts of laughter by the impish creatures and one seized the Scarecrow's arm and was astonished to find the straw man whirl around so easily.
But alas, the final week of that pleasant vacation was spoiled for Anne, by one of those impish happenings which are like a dream turned upside down.
You ain't never had a real licking before," he muttered as Bob, thus rudely jerked out of the circle of his own impish mental processes, shot ahead.
The creature in the chair checked his furious wheels, and looked back over his shoulder with an impish curiosity horrible to see.
Unfortunately, one young Italian, Peter, an impish soul, seeing me sitting solitary, stirred by a whim of the moment, half-filled a tumbler with wine and passed it to me.
Anne could run like a deer, however; run she did with the impish result that she overtook the boys at the door and was swept into the schoolhouse among them just as Mr.