waggishly


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wag·gish

 (wăg′ĭsh)
adj.
Characteristic of or resembling a wag; jocular or witty.

wag′gish·ly adv.
wag′gish·ness n.
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Adv.1.waggishly - in a waggish manner
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waggishly

(o.f.) [ˈwægɪʃlɪ] ADV he said waggishlydijo zumbón

waggishly

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Guppy's mother fell into an extraordinary passion of rolling her head and smiling waggishly at anybody who would look at her.
His wit was the Cockney's; it opened no doors into imagination, and Helen was drawn up short by "The more a lady has to say, the better," administered waggishly.
Very odd birds, kestrels," said East, looking waggishly at his victim, who was still star-gazing.
He shook his head waggishly, leered at Hugh again, and laughed very much, as if he had said a noble thing, and rather thought he was coming out.
The President, the rector and myself, the three handsomest and highest-bred men in the assembly, led the way on the liberal side, waggishly warning all gallant gentlemen present to beware of disappointing the young ladies.
Demnition discount,' returned Mr Mantalini, with a grin, and shaking his head waggishly.
He's been in the newspaper business since his teens (he'll be 70 in March), initially at a paper published by his older brother, then at various Turkish and Turkish Cypriot outlets as journalist and editor -- then, since 1997, at his own paper, initially called Avrupa ('Europe'), its name waggishly changed to Afrika in 2001 as a dig against the corruption of political life in the north.
As Leeds writes, "Mailer is waggishly aware of the fact that it is the power of his name rather than the merit of his poetry which has persuaded the publisher to allow carte blanche in presenting this material" (Adams 153).
But when there are such big themes at stake, the reader can get tired of being teased, however ever waggishly.
In a different vein, Lim shows me Ho Sin Tung's inject (+with) of 2010, a meticulously drawn seating plan of the Grand Theatre in Hong Kong where two figures are waggishly inserted into opposing corners of the sheet (Fig.
Considered in terms of their print runs, periodicals are open-ended forms (the Yellow Book Prospectus waggishly announced its circulation plans to potential subscribers as "from quarter to quarter, it is hoped, ad infinitum").
In a brief notice marking the return of the Book Club after its 2001-2003 hiatus, a Time magazine columnist waggishly remarked that Winfrey's potential dealings with "Shakespeare, Faulkner, Hemingway and other dead people" would not be fraught with the same difficulties presented by living authors like Jonathan Franzen (Orecklin 71).