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 ?
Of all good things the origin is a thousandfold,--all good roguish things spring into existence for joy: how could they always do so--for once only!
He looks around and everywhere sees roguish eyes and laughing lips.
I thought you'd jump at it," she confessed, with a naivete he could not but question, for he thought he saw a roguish gleam in her eyes.
And when they laugh on a gay day it's HER laugh--lost Margaret's sweet, roguish, little laugh.
He vividly recalled the roguish black eyes of Mlle.
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.
She would have looked very much like Roy if she had had dreamy dark eyes instead of roguish hazel ones.
She was swinging on the bough of an apple tree, with a crimson shawl wrapped about her head, and her eyes were bright with roguish fire.
Well, gents,' said a stout, hale personage of about forty, with only one eye--a very bright black eye, which twinkled with a roguish expression of fun and good-humour, 'our noble selves, gents.
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:
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.
So they came back and whispered softly to him, saying, 'Now let us have no more of your roguish jokes; but throw us out some of the money.