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Given to or characterized by impishness or playfulness; mischievous.

prank′ish·ly adv.
prank′ish·ness n.
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in a prankish manner, mischievously
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The stranger-than-fiction result is a prankishly entertaining documentary well-suited for people who think they don't like documentaries.
The Bruce High Quality Foundation--an officially anonymous New York--based art collective, which drew attention to itself in 2005 by prankishly attempting to deliver by motorboat a scaled-down version of one of Christo and Jeanne-Claude's saffron-colored "gates" to Robert Smithson's posthumously iterated Floating Island on the Hudson River--is now taking on art education.
"I probably shouldn't be doing this," he told himself prankishly, as he dialed Gorzki's apartment.
The ironist enjoys the spectacle without taking it seriously; he is a "more playful and less suspicious" version of the man who, in the sociologist David Riesman's words, wants "never to be taken in by any person, cause or event." The jammer attempts to reconfigure the torrent from below, prankishly altering public images to make a point.
Yet a closer look reveals some of them prankishly hanging from posts to make themselves more visible to the camera.