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Definition of "impish" []

  • Of or befitting an imp; mischievous. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "impish" in a sentence
  • "Only he kept mounting higher and higher, till at last his impish tormentors -- _impish_, I said -- dared follow him no farther."
  • "What we have called the impish daring and resource of Cochrane is shown in this strange fight."
  • "Best known as the impish Master of Ceremonies from "Cabaret"-Walter Kerr described him, in 1966, as "sin on a string"-Grey is still, at seventy-nine, one of Broadway's most beloved character actors."