Definitions

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  • adv. In a roguish manner

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • In a roguish manner; like a rogue; knavishly; mischievously.

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

  • adv. in a playfully roguish manner
  • adv. like a dishonest rogue

Etymologies

roguish +‎ -ly (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • "Then will I also call to-morrow," said the Doctor's blind, roguishly, meaning that if the Major indulged in brown sherry (which never agreed with him) this convivial visit would almost certainly be followed by a professional one.

    The Mayor of Troy

  • Now "-- roguishly --" Mrs. Wilcox, don't you move while I'm gone. "

    Howards End

  • At points in the film the team is also helped by German actress turned Allied spy Bridget von Hammersmark (Diane Kruger) and the roguishly charming Lt. Archie Hicox (Michael Fassbender).

    Glorious “Basterds” » Scene-Stealers

  • "I think people here are witnessing history," said a roguishly handsome young man I later learned goes by the name Hodgy Beats.

    Yasi Salek: The Past, the Present, and the Odd Future

  • "Oh, Billy!" she called through the partition, still standing on the chair, one hand tipping the mirror forward and back, so that she was able to run her eyes from the reflection of her ankles and calves to her face, warm with color and roguishly alive.

    CHAPTER XVIII

  • Lyric HammersmithThis mishmash production of Jack and the Beanstalk is most alive when Martyn Ellis's jovial dame is roguishly delivering her one-liners, writes Michael Billington

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  • The little girl held out her hand, and her eyes lighted roguishly.

    THE HOBO AND THE FAIRY

  • One of them, deliciously and roguishly handsome as a faun, with the eyes of a faun, wore a flaming double-hibiscus bloom coquettishly tucked over his ear.

    THE BONES OF KAHEKILI

  • Question: I am a huge fan of the always adorable and roguishly charming Mark Valley.

    Ask Matt: SNL, Castle, Fringe, Glee, Being Human and More!

  • Saxon cried, resting her cheek against the velvet muzzle of one, while the other roguishly nuzzled for a share.

    CHAPTER XIII

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