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rakish

adjective uk   /ˈreɪ.kɪʃ/ us  
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 old-fashioned confidently careless and informal: He wore his hat at a rakish angle.Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
rakishly
adverb uk   /-li/ us  
Confidence and self-assuranceShowing arrogance and conceit
rakishness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Bad and wrong behaviourDisobedientObeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliant
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