roguish

[ roh-gish ]
/ ˈroʊ gɪʃ /

adjective

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

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Origin of roguish

First recorded in 1565–75; rogue + -ish1

OTHER WORDS FROM roguish

ro·guish·ly, adverbro·guish·ness, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for roguish

roguish
/ (ˈrəʊɡɪʃ) /

adjective

dishonest or unprincipled
mischievous or arch

Derived forms of roguish

roguishly, adverbroguishness, noun
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