rascality

[ ra-skal-i-tee ]
/ ræˈskæl ɪ ti /

noun, plural ras·cal·i·ties.

rascally or knavish character or conduct.
a rascally act.

Nearby words

  1. ras tafari,
  2. rasa,
  3. rasbora,
  4. rasc,
  5. rascal,
  6. rascally,
  7. rascasse,
  8. rase,
  9. rash,
  10. rash shirt

Origin of rascality

First recorded in 1570–80; rascal + -ity

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British Dictionary definitions for rascality

rascality

/ (rɑːˈskælɪtɪ) /

noun plural -ties

mischievous, disreputable, or dishonest character, behaviour, or action
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Word Origin and History for rascality

rascality

n.

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

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