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Mischievous; impish: a puckish grin; puckish wit.

puck′ish·ly adv.
puck′ish·ness n.


(ˈpʌk ɪʃ)

adj. (often cap.)
mischievous; impish.
puck′ish•ly, adv.
puck′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.puckish - naughtily or annoyingly playfulpuckish - 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"


adjective mischievous, teasing, naughty, sly, playful, whimsical, impish, roguish, frolicsome, ludic (literary), waggish, sportive He had a puckish sense of humour.


[ˈpʌkɪʃ] ADJmalicioso, juguetón


adj, puckishly
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Delevingne is a puckish, cynical foil to Wolff's naivete, and Abrams and Smith banter effectively as the comic relief.
Not just with the torso, but also giving a little nod, a puckish smile.
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