roguish


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Synonyms for roguish

Synonyms for roguish

playful in an appealingly bold way

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lacking principles or scruples

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Oh, in that case," she said with assumed deliberateness, and he could have sworn to the roguish gleam, "in that case, since you are willing to consider my offer, let me make a few remarks.
Standing for a minute, Bob turned his head and nuzzled his rider's stirrup in a roguish, impatient way, as much as to intimate that it was time they were going on.
Audiences will not brook the delay of waiting while a trainer tries to persuade a crusty or roguish beast to do what the audience has paid to see it do.
exclaimed the other, a loose-jointed lanky youth with a dancing, roguish eye.
He was a tall boy, with curly brown hair, roguish hazel eyes, and a mouth twisted into a teasing smile.
She was swinging on the bough of an apple tree, with a crimson shawl wrapped about her head, and her eyes were bright with roguish fire.
And when they laugh on a gay day it's HER laugh--lost Margaret's sweet, roguish, little laugh.
Her voice was gentle and childish, her tread light and soft as that of a cat:- but her manners more frequently resembled those of a pretty playful kitten, that is now pert and roguish, now timid and demure, according to its own sweet will.
Tarzan leaped to his feet and was in pursuit in an instant, no trace of anger on his face or in his voice as he called to the roguish little balu to drop his rope.
Skidder got very busy erasing the tall, black-haired heroine from his latest (unproduced) play and inserting a small, roguish one with heavy, bright hair and vivacious features.
Of all good things the origin is a thousandfold,--all good roguish things spring into existence for joy: how could they always do so--for once only!
Sedley's eyes twinkled in a manner indescribably roguish, and he looked at Amelia; and Amelia, hanging down her head, blushed as only young ladies of seventeen know how to blush, and as Miss Rebecca Sharp never blushed in her life--at least not since she was eight years old, and when she was caught stealing jam out of a cupboard by her godmother.
He vividly recalled the roguish black eyes of Mlle.
He did not look up to her, and she could see the roguish smile that curled on his lips.
She sometimes purposely spells a word wrong with the left hand, looks roguish for a moment and laughs, and then with the right hand strikes the left, as if to correct it.