roguish


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rogu·ish

 (rō′gĭsh)
adj.
1. Deceitful; unprincipled: Set adrift by his roguish crew, the captain of the ship spent a week alone at sea.
2. Playfully mischievous: a roguish grin.

rogu′ish·ly adv.
rogu′ish·ness n.

roguish

(ˈrəʊɡɪʃ)
adj
1. dishonest or unprincipled
2. mischievous or arch
ˈroguishly adv
ˈroguishness n

ro•guish

(ˈroʊ gɪʃ)

adj.
1. dishonest, knavish, or rascally.
2. playfully mischievous.
ro′guish•ly, adv.
ro′guish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.roguish - playful in an appealingly bold way; "a roguish grin"
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"
2.roguish - lacking principles or scruplesroguish - lacking principles or scruples; "the rascally rabble"; "the tyranny of a scoundrelly aristocracy" - W.M. Thackaray; "the captain was set adrift by his roguish crew"
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

roguish

Translations
pikarisch

roguish

[ˈrəʊgɪʃ] ADJ [child] → travieso; [look, smile etc] → pícaro

roguish

[ˈrəʊgɪʃ] adjcoquin(e)

roguish

adjspitzbübisch; (old, = wicked) → schurkisch

roguish

[ˈrəʊgɪʃ] adj (look, smile) → malizioso/a; (child) → birichino/a
References in classic literature ?
He writes in a different way entirely, telling me that he never sent any love letter at all, and is very sorry that my roguish sister, Jo, should take liberties with our names.
All seemed pleasure, joy, and roguish gaiety, only one of the numerous guests had a gloomy exterior; but exactly the black armor in which he walked about excited general attention, and his tall figure, as well as the noble propriety of his movements, attracted especially the regards of the ladies.
I was still looking at the doorway, thinking that Miss Mowcher was a long while making her appearance, when, to my infinite astonishment, there came waddling round a sofa which stood between me and it, a pursy dwarf, of about forty or forty-five, with a very large head and face, a pair of roguish grey eyes, and such extremely little arms, that, to enable herself to lay a finger archly against her snub nose, as she ogled Steerforth, she was obliged to meet the finger half-way, and lay her nose against it.
I don't think I shall want anything else when we've got a little garden; and I knew Aaron would dig it for us," she went on with roguish triumph--"I knew that very well.
With her small head, little ears, pretty lips, and roguish eye, she, being a very large creature, presented an immensity of half womanly, half infantile loveliness which smote even grave men with a desire to clasp her in their arms and kiss her.
As for Reinaldos," replied Don Quixote, "I venture to say that he was broad-faced, of ruddy complexion, with roguish and somewhat prominent eyes, excessively punctilious and touchy, and given to the society of thieves and scapegraces.
My thanks to you, Rob in the Hood," replied she with a roguish twinkle in her eye; and she placed the gleaming arrow in her hair, while the people shouted, "The Queen
gazed upon me with dilated eyes and quickening breath, and then, with an odd little laugh, which brought roguish dimples to the corners of her mouth, she shook her head and cried:
They kept up a buzz of babbling voices and low laughter, and sometimes burst into a deep, joyous shout, which the spectators answered with three cheers, while a gang of roguish boys let drive their snowballs right among the pleasure party.
The light footstep moved about the kitchen, followed by the sound of the sweeping brush, hardly making so much noise as the lightest breeze that chases the autumn leaves along the dusty path; and Adam's imagination saw a dimpled face, with dark bright eyes and roguish smiles looking backward at this brush, and a rounded figure just leaning a little to clasp the handle.
Hortense, with her rich chesnut locks so luxuriantly knotted, plaited, twisted, as if she did not know how to dispose of all their abundance, with her vermilion lips, damask cheek, and roguish laughing eye.
Upon my wort, toctor,” observed Major Hartmann, with a roguish roll of his little black eyes, but with every other feature of his face in a state of perfect rest, “put you have a very pretty pocket-book of tools tere, and your toctor-stuff glitters as if it was petter for ter eyes as for ter pelly.