[ UK /ɹˈɒɡwɪʃ/ ]
  1. lacking principles or scruples
    the tyranny of a scoundrelly aristocracy
    the rascally rabble
    the captain was set adrift by his roguish crew
  2. playful in an appealingly bold way
    a roguish grin
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How To Use roguish In A Sentence

  • Not even his roguish, cutthroat crew of miscreants would do that.
  • Romantic comedies pitch likeable young girls with roguish rough men, usually resulting in a personality transformation for the latter as he falls in love with the girl of his dreams.
  • Certainly there's a picaresque or roguish quality to many of the characters and elaborately exaggerated situations presented here, but that only tells part of the tale.
  • His left eye was covered with a black eyepatch, giving him a roguish look.
  • Now Empire is reporting that Rapunzel will be voiced by Mandy Moore, and that Chuck’s Levi will voice what’s being described as a roguish bandit in the Digital, 3D-animated, musical, action-adventure feature. Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi in Disney’s Rapunzel
  • Her principal charm was a laughing, hoydenish countenance and roguish eyes. The Titan
  • Not even his roguish, cutthroat crew of miscreants would do that.
  • He cultivated the twinkle in his eye and the roguish charm of his manner. THE PRESIDENT'S CHILD
  • Estrada, who spent much of his term gambling and carousing, was a roguish former movie star who most Filipinos believe disgraced his office and their nation. PEOPLE POWER II
  • His persona there is what I suppose you would call roguish, impish, twinkling or some similarly emetic term and he simply cannot afford to get Private Eye involved in anything remotely controversial or interesting because of the danger that his mainstream audience would drop him as fast as Gerald Ratner's customers dropped him if they found out that he was mixed in in any real world nastiness like proper investigative journalism. Iain Dale's Diary
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