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n. pl. ras·cal·i·ties
1. Behavior or character typical of a rascal.
2. A base or mischievous act.


n, pl -ties
1. mischievous, disreputable, or dishonest character, behaviour, or action


(ræˈskæl ɪ ti)

n., pl. -ties.
1. rascally or knavish character or conduct.
2. a rascally act.


 the low mean people, 1577;—Johnson, 1755.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.rascality - the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks
mischievousness, naughtiness, badness - an attribute of mischievous children
2.rascality - the quality of being a slippery rascalrascality - the quality of being a slippery rascal
dishonesty - the quality of being dishonest
3.rascality - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in othersrascality - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
blaze, hell - noisy and unrestrained mischief; "raising blazes"
monkey business - mischievous or deceitful behavior
hooliganism, malicious mischief, vandalism - willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others


Annoying yet harmless, usually playful acts:
Informal: shenanigan (often used in plural).
References in classic literature ?
A pack of ragged Portuguese muleteers crowded around us, offering their beasts at half a dollar an hour--more rascality to the stranger, for the market price is sixteen cents.
It's not treachery nor rascality nor stupidity: it is just as at Ulm.
"Very likely," said Sancho; "for her beauty bewildered me as much as her ugliness did your worship; but let us leave it all to God, who alone knows what is to happen in this vale of tears, in this evil world of ours, where there is hardly a thing to be found without some mixture of wickedness, roguery, and rascality.