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English definition of “roguish”


adjective     /ˈrəʊ.ɡɪʃ/ US  /ˈroʊ-/
(of a person ) looking as if they are going to laugh because of slightly bad behaviour : His eyes were bright blue with a roguish twinkle in them.Bad but attractive roguishly     /-li/ adverb Bad but attractive roguishness     /-nəs/ noun [U] Bad but attractive
(Definition of roguish adjective from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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