from The Century Dictionary.
- noun The aspect of a rakish vessel.
- noun The character of being rakish or dissolute; dissoluteness.
- noun Jauntiness.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun The quality or state of being rakish.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun The property of being
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance
- noun the quality of a rake
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I tell him he is as fickle as the winds, and as uncertain as the waves.”] [Footnote 77: We observe here, as in other parts of his early letters, that sort of display and boast of rakishness which is but too common a folly at this period of life, when the young aspirant to manhood persuades himself that to be profligate is to be manly.
Got to be said though, I'll always have a soft spot for the show for the scene in the second ? series where "the rakish one from Armstrong and Miller" comes up against a "future Predator" armed only with his rakishness, cunning, and automatic weapons.
Dan Neil/The Wall Street Journal It has something of a rising accent line on the side but that bit of rakishness is overpowered by the absolutely horizontal roof.
The Quest has something of a rising accent line on the side but that bit of rakishness is overpowered by the absolutely horizontal roof, like Boris Karloff's flattop.
My friends liked him, despite his politics and rakishness, and so did I.
And yet, something about his rakishness was completely sincere.
And the fading film star deciphers a fresh paradise where he can practice his aging rakishness.
Its musicality, its meter, its rhyme, its alliteration all work hand in hand with the absurdly outrageous hyperbole and the cut throat rakishness of its intentions.
The last, one-tier-wonder thing is a marvel of rakishness!
I admire the steadfastness of Aung San Suu Kyi, the prolificacy of Stephen King, the single-mindedness of the Dalai Lama, the insight of Susan Sontag, the rakishness of Clive Owen.