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Given to or characterized by impishness or playfulness; mischievous.

prank′ish·ly adv.
prank′ish·ness n.


(ˈpræŋ kɪʃ)

1. of the nature of a prank: a prankish plan.
2. full of pranks; playful: a prankish child.
prank′ish•ly, adv.
prank′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.prankish - naughtily or annoyingly playfulprankish - naughtily or annoyingly playful; "teasing and worrying with impish laughter"; "a wicked prank"
playful - full of fun and high spirits; "playful children just let loose from school"


[ˈpræŋkɪʃ] ADJtravieso, pícaro


adj personzu Streichen aufgelegt or bereit; behaviour, actschelmisch
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I went to our official university page to confirm the news and learned that what my parents shared with me was a link from a prankish Facebook page.
Most of the times, strange hemp smoking boys and girls have been seen associating with these students from their part one days making the compound a marked compound even by the Bulama of the area whose ears are now full of complaints of prankish tendencies of these unlawful students most of whom are in their second year now.
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Yet McKenzie, by making recourse to beautiful and prankish illusionism, can leverage the aura of seductive materials and fraught artifacts while keeping her hands clean.
A deliberate, gradually farcical opening scene introduces Winfried Conradi (Simonischek), a divorced piano teacher whiling away his semi-retirement in suburban Germany as a habitual master of prankish disguise, practicing multiple personae on a bewildered postman.
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True, were not all as recognizable or as prankish as Virgin's chief executive.
Blinded by their obvious intent to get Qadri, the hierarchy couldn't perceive that with its shenanigans and prankish antics, it was creating the conditions for the violence to break out certainly and disturb peace and tranquility in the province.
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There they meet the harsh chief of medicine Dr Bob Kelso, Dorian's reluctant mentor Dr Perry Cox, nurse Carla Espinosa and the prankish Janitor.
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