roguery


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rogu·er·y

 (rō′gə-rē)
n. pl. rogu·er·ies
1. Behavior characteristic of a rogue.
2. A mischievous act.

roguery

(ˈrəʊɡərɪ)
n, pl -gueries
1. behaviour characteristic of a rogue
2. a roguish or mischievous act

ro•guer•y

(ˈroʊ gə ri)

n., pl. -guer•ies.
1. roguish conduct; rascality.
2. playful mischief.
[1590–1600]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.roguery - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in othersroguery - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
misbehavior, misbehaviour, misdeed - improper or wicked or immoral behavior
blaze, hell - noisy and unrestrained mischief; "raising blazes"
monkey business - mischievous or deceitful behavior
hooliganism, malicious mischief, vandalism - willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others

roguery

noun
Annoying yet harmless, usually playful acts:
Informal: shenanigan (often used in plural).
Translations

roguery

[ˈrəʊgərɪ] Npicardía f, truhanería f; (= mischief) → travesuras fpl, diabluras fpl
they're up to some rogueryestán haciendo alguna diablura

roguery

n no pl (= wickedness)Gaunerei f, → Schurkerei f; (= mischief)Spitzbüberei f
References in classic literature ?
Tom, however, cautiously avoided all engagements with that youth; for besides that Tommy Jones was an inoffensive lad amidst all his roguery, and really loved Blifil, Mr Thwackum being always the second of the latter, would have been sufficient to deter him.
Here I discovered the roguery and ignorance of those who pretend to write anecdotes, or secret history; who send so many kings to their graves with a cup of poison; will repeat the discourse between a prince and chief minister, where no witness was by; unlock the thoughts and cabinets of ambassadors and secretaries of state; and have the perpetual misfortune to be mistaken.
``I pray thee, uncle,'' answered the Jester, ``let my folly, for once, protect my roguery. I did but make a mistake between my right hand and my left; and he might have pardoned a greater, who took a fool for his counsellor and guide.''
"Very likely," said Sancho; "for her beauty bewildered me as much as her ugliness did your worship; but let us leave it all to God, who alone knows what is to happen in this vale of tears, in this evil world of ours, where there is hardly a thing to be found without some mixture of wickedness, roguery, and rascality.
The Village of Wish-ram.- Roguery of the Inhabitants.- Their Habitations.- Tidings of Astoria.- Of the Tonquin Massacre.- Thieves About the Camp.-A Band of Braggarts- Embarkation.- Arrival at Astoria.-A Joyful Reception.- Old Comrades- Adventures of Reed, M'Lellan, and M'Kenzie Among the Snake River Mountains.- Rejoicing at Astoria.
Then he went to the king, and told him all his brothers' roguery; and they were seized and punished, and he had the princess given to him again; and after the king's death he was heir to his kingdom.
But this mutiny had brought us to an anchor for that night; the wind also falling calm next morning, we found that our two men who had been laid in irons had stolen each of them a musket and some other weapons (what powder or shot they had we knew not), and had taken the ship's pinnace, which was not yet hauled up, and run away with her to their companions in roguery on shore.
This, they seemed to say, is no unfathomable roguery of penniless adventurers.
The countenance of the old locksmith lighted up with the smile of one expecting to detect in this unpromising stranger some latent roguery of eye or lip, which should reveal a familiar person in that arch disguise, and spoil his jest.
If this can happen to a lawyer-couple like us, with my wife even a municipal mayor, I imagine with dread and pity the ordeal of innocent overseas Filipino workers, foreign tourists, 'balikbayan' and ordinary travelers who have fallen victim to this diabolical roguery.
For all we know, it may add a whiff of roguery to his bland persona.
After suffering defeat at the hands of the League of Explorers, Arch-Thief Rafaam realized that his designs on Azeroth would require more roguery than he alone could muster.