roguish

[roh-gish]

adjective

pertaining to, characteristic of, or acting like a rogue; knavish or rascally.
playfully mischievous: a roguish smile.

Origin of roguish

First recorded in 1565–75; rogue + -ish1
Related formsro·guish·ly, adverbro·guish·ness, noun
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roguish

adjective

dishonest or unprincipled
mischievous or arch
Derived Formsroguishly, adverbroguishness, noun
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Word Origin and History for roguish
adj.

1570s, from rogue + -ish. Related: Roguishly; roguishness.

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