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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.
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|Noun||1.||roguishness - the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks|
|2.||roguishness - reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others|
mischief, mischief-making, devilment, roguery, shenanigan, devilry, deviltry, mischievousness, rascality
monkey business - mischievous or deceitful behavior
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