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Synonyms for prankish

naughtily or annoyingly playful

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One result was a new vulnerability to possibly prankish messages: on May 2 a bomb threat prompted automated warnings and a campus shutdown at Delaware County Community College, in Pennsylvania, with direct reference to the "recent events" at Tech but with pride that the school could close and notify so quickly.
Stenson, whose prankish humour makes him a popular pro-am partner, has a superior Dunhill record to Karlsson - third in 2005, sixth in 2003 and eighth in 2006 - and after his sizzling top-four efforts in the last two Majors, he is due a win in a season which started so brilliantly.
He bristled with prankish virtuosity yet died with powerful simplicity.
From its lovely opening soliloquy on Richard Weigall's fluency increased with his confidence, moving felicitously from the elegant to the cheekily prankish and proving with real flair that Strauss's cadenzas were just the stuff he can thrive on.
Almost incorrigibly resistant to Mags's attempts at controlling them, they turn prankish, frisky, even naughty--and thus refuse any kind of static pose before Mags's painter's easel (Painting Churches 28; Coastal Disturbances: Four Plays 144).
All of them were typically fast track graspers of the new, enamored of high "techieness" yet infused with a sense of humor, playful, prankish and above all, patient.
In The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Twain had invented the American archetype of the prankish, wildly imaginative boy with a taste for adventure.
In the movie version of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, directed by Mike Newell (Four Weddings and a Funeral, Donnie Brasco), that moment is just another processed effect from the digital factory, delivered straight up, with no more wit or enchantment than a hundred other F/X in a hundred other throwaway youth-fantasy films--like, for instance, the genially prankish Herbie: Fully Loaded.
Geoff Heinricks, in his review of the modern wayzgoose of Grimsby, Canada, claims that in the past, the wayzgoose "was often a roaring, prankish and sotted day for those then at the cutting edge of communications, oh say in 1801," but alas, gives no clue as to how the extent of revelry is known.
a cow and setting up prankish scenes with the skull of a dead cat as the
I'm not a fictioneer and won't pretend to insights about his dense, rich fictions, but they contain the same prankish wit and sensuous, rejuvenating prose I find such a tonic in his essays.
Your sense of humor is part of your gift, whether it's subtle wit or pie-in-the-face prankish charm.
The Blue Angels zoom and zigzag prankish patterns across the flyway.
Atwood hasn't lost her taste for the prankish flavor of that early opus.