roguery


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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 ?
Tom, however, cautiously avoided all engagements with that youth; for besides that Tommy Jones was an inoffensive lad amidst all his roguery, and really loved Blifil, Mr Thwackum being always the second of the latter, would have been sufficient to deter him.
Here I discovered the roguery and ignorance of those who pretend to write anecdotes, or secret history; who send so many kings to their graves with a cup of poison; will repeat the discourse between a prince and chief minister, where no witness was by; unlock the thoughts and cabinets of ambassadors and secretaries of state; and have the perpetual misfortune to be mistaken.
I pray thee, uncle,'' answered the Jester, ``let my folly, for once, protect my roguery.
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.
But this mutiny had brought us to an anchor for that night; the wind also falling calm next morning, we found that our two men who had been laid in irons had stolen each of them a musket and some other weapons (what powder or shot they had we knew not), and had taken the ship's pinnace, which was not yet hauled up, and run away with her to their companions in roguery on shore.
This, they seemed to say, is no unfathomable roguery of penniless adventurers.
The countenance of the old locksmith lighted up with the smile of one expecting to detect in this unpromising stranger some latent roguery of eye or lip, which should reveal a familiar person in that arch disguise, and spoil his jest.
Rather than lovers they looked like slightly embarrassed strangers on a blind date with Rutter simpering archly, perhaps an attempt at girlish roguery, while Sandoval semaphored nervously and obsessively with his hands.
Political leadership must emerge on its own merit not with the help of the establishment or roguery of the administrative machinery as has been the case since 1977.
West bound traffic will be diverted off the A6 at Brecart Roundabout, Toome, and via B18 Roguery Road, B18 Moneynick Road, B18 Hillhead Road, B18 Creagh Road, B18 Aughrim Road, C560 Aughrim Road, A31 Magherafelt Bypass and back out onto the A6 at Castledawson Roundabout.
Wacky big boss, Kang (voiced in inimitable style by Peter Serafinowicz) is using timetravelling roguery to build Chronopolis, a buffet of unseen comic-book locations and tried-and-tested sets from summer blockbusters.
The trucker was not injured in the crash on the Roguery Road in Toomebridge, Co Antrim.