Roguish meaning

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Deceitful; unprincipled.

Set adrift by his roguish crew, the captain of the ship spent a week alone at sea.

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Playfully mischievous.

A roguish grin.

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Of, like, or characteristic of a rogue.
  • Dishonest; unscrupulous.
  • Playfully mischievous.
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The definition of roguish is dishonest or playfully mischievous.

A con artist who steals money from unsuspecting victims is an example of someone who is roguish.

A person who is playfully misbehaving is an example of someone who would be described as roguish.

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Origin of roguish

  • rogue +"Ž -ish
    From Wiktionary