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English definition of “roguish”

roguish

adjective uk   /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
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Bad but attractive
roguishness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Bad but attractive
(Definition of roguish from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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