rascality

[ra-skal-i-tee]
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Origin of rascality

First recorded in 1570–80; rascal + -ity
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Contemporary Examples of rascality

  • Well, we have borne that rascality since 1776, and continue to survive.

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    September 23, 2009

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British Dictionary definitions for rascality

rascality

noun plural -ties
  1. mischievous, disreputable, or dishonest character, behaviour, or action
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Word Origin and History for rascality
n.

"low and vulgar people collectively," 1570s; "character of a rascal," 1590s, from rascal + -ity.

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