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 ?
I pray thee, uncle,'' answered the Jester, ``let my folly, for once, protect my roguery.
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.
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.
This, they seemed to say, is no unfathomable roguery of penniless adventurers.
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.
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.
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.
76million, which included A57 Dublin Road, B95 Greystone Road, C26 Long Rig Road, U136 Ballydonaghy Road and B18 Roguery Road.
That is, they accept to a degree the antitheatricalists' own claims, namely that idleness and sloth are purely negative characteristics, posing similar threats to the social order as vagrancy and roguery.
Specific topics include religion and the anthropology of ritual in Shakespeare, indigenous exoticism in the literature of roguery, Montaigne's rapprochement between man and animal, and The Masque of Lethe and the recovery of humankind.
Saranova has been straight with Betsy about the are of the evening--the three of us will engage in some PG merriment until a certain hour, at which point he and I will split apart and have our own night of intrigue and roguery, an arrangement that Betsy, creditably, has accepted with grace--and so, at the moment, he is still operating at auxiliary power.
It is meant to deceive no one except those who consider it a deception and who either take pleasure in the delightful roguery of making fools of the whole world or else become angry when they get an inkling they themselves might be included.