- roguishness; sauciness.
Origin of archness
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Examples from the Web for archness
There was something half painful in their jocund gayety and archness.
All her animation and archness had not rendered it half so pleasant to look upon.Hopes and Fears
Charlotte M. Yonge
There came an archness into her look that inflamed me the more.The Crossing
There was an archness in her smile which was altogether womanly.Unveiling a Parallel</p>
Alice Ilgenfritz Jones and Ella Marchant
She looked at him with a concern which was to me more engaging than her archness.The Admiral