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  • n. The state of being arch; cleverness.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The quality of being arch; cleverness; sly humor free from malice; waggishness.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The quality of being arch; slyness without malice; cunning; waggishness; roguishness; pleasing coyness: as, “dryness and archness of humour,”

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. inappropriate playfulness

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