puckishness


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Synonyms for puckishness

the trait of behaving like an imp

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One could imagine the puckishness that might have moved Cervantes to communicate in the de auxiliis register without giving either side the satisfaction of knowing whether he was singing its anthem.
I find Kline's balancing of "puckishness" and gravity both admirable and moving.
This is not to peg Simic neatly into some prescribed movement--as he himself says, "I associate tidiness with dictatorship." Rather, it is to recast his puckishness as a weapon instead of a weakness.
In Joe's Garage's less popular second half--like most musicals, it frontloads the crowd pleasers--political puckishness and dirty jokes give way to grim, violent, psychosexual despair.
Kennedy has always ploughed his own classical furrow, injecting a level of punkishness - and Puckishness - into the establishment, and even now, at 51, the spiky hair and geezer accent remain.
While Skelton's broad smile during the ceremony was not without a certain puckishness, he was too much the gentleman clown to disrupt any ceremony organized for his benefit.
While such heresiarchs would allow Christians to have one or the other either God is good but not in control or is absolutely powerful with just a hint of puckishness about him--they were unable to see how the early Church could maintain the goodness of God and of creation while at the same time give a rational account of human depravity.