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Definition of "roguish" [rogu•ish]

  • Deceitful; unprincipled: Set adrift by his roguish crew, the captain of the ship spent a week alone at sea. (adjective)
  • Playfully mischievous: a roguish grin. (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 "roguish" in a sentence
  • "Yes, at first this Sam Raimi (Spider-Man, Drag Me To Hell) and Rob Tapert (Xena: Warrior Princess) produced show was known as the roguish series with lots of blood and lots of boobs."
  • "Satyrs are described as roguish but faint-hearted folk — subversive and dangerous, yet shy and cowardly."
  • "And there was, strangely enough, what Craddock could only describe as a roguish twinkle in her faded blue eyes."