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Meaning of PICARESQUE

Pronunciation:  `piku'resk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  involving clever rogues or adventurers especially as in a type of fiction; "picaresque novels"; "waifs of the picaresque tradition"; "a picaresque hero"
 

PICARESQUE is a 10 letter word that starts with P.

 

 Synonyms: dishonest, dishonorable
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Pic`a*resque"\, a. [F., fr. Sp. picaro rogue.]
Applied to that class of literature in which the principal
personage is the Spanish picaro, meaning a rascal, a knave, a
rogue, an adventurer.

 

 

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