Definition of Prankishness

1. Noun. The trait of indulging in disreputable pranks.

Exact synonyms: Rascality, Roguishness
Generic synonyms: Badness, Mischievousness, Naughtiness
Derivative terms: Prankish, Roguish



Definition of Prankishness

1. Noun. Prankish behaviour; mischief. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Prankishness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Prankishness

prank
prank call
prank calls
pranked
prankee
prankees
pranker
prankers
prankful
prankier
prankiest
pranking
prankings
prankish
prankishly
prankishness (current term)
prankishnesses
prankle
prankled
prankles
prankling
pranks
pranksome
pranksomeness
prankster
pranksterish
pranksters
pranky
prannies

Literary usage of Prankishness

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1. Indiana Magazine of History by Indiana Historical Society, Indiana State Library (1905)
"He had, perhaps, more dry humor and prankishness than any other man of his time in Indianapolis. As he would saunter from his office down Washington street ..."

2. The circular staircase by Mary Roberts Rinehart (1908)
"Like " Penrod" and " Seventeen," this book contains some remarkable phases of real boyhood and some of the best stories of juvenile prankishness that have ..."

3. Overtones: A Book of Temperaments: Richard Strauss, Parsifal, Verdi, Balzac by James Huneker (1904)
"The color scheme is daring, oppressively high, and at times we near the cosmic screech. All is prankishness, darting fancy, consuming irony. ..."

4. The Table Talk of John Selden by John Selden, Richard Milward (1892)
"... divided by passion from Shaw however joined to him by wit and prankishness. Of dialectics, again, Dr. Johnson, like Shaw, often made a mere game, ..."

5. Artemus Ward (Charles Farrar Browne): A Biography and Bibliography by Don Carlos Seitz (1919)
"The stage-line passing his mother's door ran to Lancaster, in Coos County, New Hampshire, and the lad, with a reputation for prankishness already well ..."

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