roguery

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Related to rogueries: impishness

rogu·er·y

 (rō′gə-rē)
n. pl. rogu·er·ies
1. Behavior characteristic of a rogue.
2. A mischievous act.

roguery

(ˈrəʊɡərɪ)
n, pl -gueries
1. behaviour characteristic of a rogue
2. a roguish or mischievous act

ro•guer•y

(ˈroʊ gə ri)

n., pl. -guer•ies.
1. roguish conduct; rascality.
2. playful mischief.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roguery - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in othersroguery - 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

roguery

noun
Annoying yet harmless, usually playful acts:
Informal: shenanigan (often used in plural).
Translations

roguery

[ˈrəʊgərɪ] Npicardía f, truhanería f; (= mischief) → travesuras fpl, diabluras fpl
they're up to some rogueryestán haciendo alguna diablura

roguery

n no pl (= wickedness)Gaunerei f, → Schurkerei f; (= mischief)Spitzbüberei f
References in classic literature ?
She knew the poor tradesmen who were bankrupt by his extravagance--the mean shifts and rogueries with which he had ministered to it--the astounding falsehoods by which he had imposed upon the most generous of aunts, and the ingratitude and ridicule by which he had repaid her sacrifices.
Although Captain Wragge's inborn sense of order was in him -- as it is in others -- a sense too inveterately mechanical to exercise any elevating moral influence over his actions, it had produced its legitimate effect on his habits, and had reduced his rogueries as strictly to method and system as if they had been the commercial transactions of an honest man.
He winds himself into his rivals' trust to witness their various rogueries.