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- adv. In an impish manner; mischievously.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. In the manner of an imp.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In an impish manner; like an imp.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. in an appealing but bold manner
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Still, and fittingly, the origins of fun remain impishly elusive.
The Beatles replied in 1968 with their own pop hit “Back in the USSR,” impishly reminding audiences that sexy girls could also be found in enemy territory, and that snuggling up in the Soviet snow may be just as delightful as frolicking half-naked in the Orange County surf.
We sat on the porch, and she smiled impishly and said, Pretty wild about Rex coming back, huh?
When Dr. Sanjay Gupta asked him whether autism should be treated, he typed impishly, "Yes, treated with respect."
But then Russell smirked impishly, and I slapped him on his left cheek, hard.
As he explained these things to me, he smiled and winked impishly.
It impishly features an upside down picture of that great unfinished condo with a clever German tag line (I'll let you seek it out to get the joke).
At one point Bighead even fights a clone of himself though thee narrator impishly refuses to tell which Bighead is the eventual winner.
From time to time she walked closer to the glass and impishly batted at it.
Mr. Stein made his Broadway debut in 1948 when he teamed with Will Glickman to write a sketch - called "impishly sardonic" by the New York Times - for the hit revue "Lend an Ear."