meaning ‘like a rogue’, is spelt this way.

Modern English usage. 2014.

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  • Roguish — Rogu ish, a. 1. Vagrant. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] His roguish madness Allows itself to anything. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. Resembling, or characteristic of, a rogue; knavish. [1913 Webster] 3. Pleasantly mischievous; waggish; arch. [1913… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • roguish — ► ADJECTIVE ▪ characteristic of a rogue, especially in being playfully mischievous: a roguish smile. DERIVATIVES roguishly adverb roguishness noun …   English terms dictionary

  • roguish — index false (disloyal), immoral, jocular, machiavellian, reprobate, unscrupulous Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law dictionary

  • roguish — 1570s, from ROGUE (Cf. rogue) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Roguishly; roguishness …   Etymology dictionary

  • roguish — *playful, frolicsome, sportive, waggish, impish, mischievous …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • roguish — [adj] deceitful; mischievous beguiling, crafty, crooked, cunning, deceiving, deceptive, devilish, dishonest, fraudulent, impish, knav ish, lying, naughty, playful, puckish, rascally, shifty, slick, sly, sneaky, tricky, underhand, underhanded,… …   New thesaurus

  • roguish — [rō′gish] adj. of, like, or characteristic of a rogue; specif., a) dishonest; unscrupulous b) playfully mischievous roguishly adv. roguishness n …   English World dictionary

  • roguish — [[t]ro͟ʊgɪʃ[/t]] ADJ GRADED If someone has a roguish expression or manner, they look as though they are about to behave badly. She was a mature lady with dyed ginger hair and a roguish grin …   English dictionary

  • roguish — roguishly, adv. roguishness, n. /roh gish/, adj. 1. pertaining to, characteristic of, or acting like a rogue; knavish or rascally. 2. playfully mischievous: a roguish smile. [1565 75; ROGUE + ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • roguish — rogu|ish [ˈrəugıʃ US ˈrou ] adj someone with a roguish expression or smile looks amused, especially because they have done something slightly dishonest or wrong >roguishly adv …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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