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Definition of "rakishness" [rak•ish•ness]

  • The property of being rakish. (noun) : Text is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License

Use "rakishness" in a sentence
  • "I tell him he is as fickle as the winds, and as uncertain as the waves.”] [Footnote 77: We observe here, as in other parts of his early letters, that sort of display and boast of rakishness which is but too common a folly at this period of life, when the young aspirant to manhood persuades himself that to be profligate is to be manly."
  • "Got to be said though, I'll always have a soft spot for the show for the scene in the second ? series where "the rakish one from Armstrong and Miller" comes up against a "future Predator" armed only with his rakishness, cunning, and automatic weapons."
  • "The Quest has something of a rising accent line on the side but that bit of rakishness is overpowered by the absolutely horizontal roof, like Boris Karloff's flattop."