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Meaning of ROGUISH

Pronunciation:  'rowgish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adj]  lacking principles or scruples; "the rascally rabble"; "the tyranny of a scoundrelly aristocracy" - W.M. Thackaray; "the captain was set adrift by his roguish crew"
  2. [adj]  playful in an appealingly bold way; "a roguish grin"
 

ROGUISH is a 7 letter word that starts with R.

 

 Synonyms: blackguardly, devilish, dishonest, dishonorable, playful, rascally, scoundrelly
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Rogu"ish\, a.
1. Vagrant. [Obs.] --Spenser.

         His roguish madness Allows itself to anything.
                                               --Shak.

2. Resembling, or characteristic of, a rogue; knavish.

3. Pleasantly mischievous; waggish; arch.

         The most bewitching leer with her eyes, the most
         roguish cast.                         --Dryden.
   -- {Rogu"ish*ly}, adv. -- {Rogu"ish*ness}, n.

 

 

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