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English definition of “rakish”

rakish

adjective     /ˈreɪ.kɪʃ/ old-fashioned
describes a man, especially a rich man, who lives in an immoral way, especially having sex with a lot of women: He has a rakish air about him.Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant confidently careless and informal: He wore his hat at a rakish angle.Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit rakishly     /-li/ adverb Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit rakishness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant
(Definition of rakish adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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