Origin of archness
Examples from the Web for archness
Archness became this lady of the sunny hair, tip-tilted nose, and complexion that outvied the apple-blossoms.Mistress Wilding|Rafael Sabatini
There was something half painful in their jocund gayety and archness.
Sally May was a delicious Mrs. Bennet—her archness, her querulousness, and above all her talkativeness.Judy of York Hill|Ethel Hume Patterson Bennett
My cousin caught all the archness full in the face, and for four seconds he stared at Mrs. Bunting in amazement.The Sea Lady|Herbert George Wells
The word is used colloquially for archness, as well as for notoriously bad characters.The Sailor's Word-Book|William Henry Smyth