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roguish (adjective), more roguish, most roguish
1. Characterizing a person who is dishonest, unprincipled, or unscrupulous: The criminal in the story was presented as being quite roguish because he told the lovely lady that she was beautiful and at the same time stole her expensive bracelet!
2. Descriptive of the manner or expression which is pleasantly or playfully mischievous in an appealing bold way: At the party Jim gave Susan a roguish smile which made her blush completely!
3. Etymology: from Latin rogare, "to be dishonest, to be rascally."
Referring to being playfully mischievous or rascally.
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Pertaining to playing a trick on someone or other people.
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