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Roguishness

noun
1.
The trait of indulging in disreputable pranks.  Synonyms: prankishness, rascality.
2.
Reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others.  Synonyms: devilment, devilry, deviltry, mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, shenanigan.






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"Roguishness" Quotes from Famous Books



... good, solid little head in other directions, too. And it is no mean musician that the child has become. Yes; there are many well-known artists to whom I would listen less willingly than to my Karen. It is only in the direction of la toilette," Madame von Marwitz smiled with a touch of roguishness, "only in the direction of la toilette that the taste is rather rudimentary as yet. I was very ...
— Tante • Anne Douglas Sedgwick

... you've got a head." The master looked at him with an expression which went to Pelle's heart, so that he often felt like bursting into tears. Hitherto Pelle's life had been spent on the straight highway; he did not understand this combination of wit and misery, roguishness and deadly affliction. But he felt something of the presence of the good God, and trembled inwardly; he would have died ...
— Pelle the Conqueror, Complete • Martin Andersen Nexo



Words linked to "Roguishness" :   badness, vandalism, mischievousness, misbehaviour, monkey business, malicious mischief, hooliganism, naughtiness, blaze, hell, roguish, misdeed, misbehavior



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