Definition of Rascally

1. Adjective. Playful in an appealingly bold way. "A roguish grin"

Exact synonyms: Devilish, Roguish
Similar to: Playful
Derivative terms: Rascal, Roguishness



2. Adjective. Lacking principles or scruples. "The captain was set adrift by his roguish crew"
Exact synonyms: Blackguardly, Roguish, Scoundrelly
Similar to: Dishonest, Dishonorable
Derivative terms: Blackguard, Rascal, Roguishness, Scoundrel

Definition of Rascally

1. a. Like a rascal; trickish or dishonest; base; worthless; -- often in humorous disparagement, without implication of dishonesty.

Definition of Rascally

1. Adjective. Like a rascal. ¹

2. Adverb. In the manner of a rascal. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Rascally

1. characteristic of a rascal [adj]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Rascally

rasagiline
rasberry
rasbora
rasboras
rasburicase
rascal
rascaldom
rascaless
rascalesses
rascalion
rascalions
rascalities
rascality
rascallion
rascallions
rascally (current term)
rascalry
rascals
rasceta
rascetta
rascette
rascettes
raschel
raschels
rase
rased
raser
rasers

Literary usage of Rascally

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1. Coriolanus by William Shakespeare (1891)
"278: ' For at that time the jealous rascally knave her husband will be forth.' The verb of motion is omitted, as below, l. 57. ..."

2. A Dictionary of Archaic and Provincial Words, Obsolete Phrases, Proverbs by James Orchard Halliwell-Phillipps (1850)
"Idle ; rascally. North. LAYER-OVER. A whip; a term for any instrument of chastisement. East. LAYERS. The pieces or wood cut and laid in a hedge in ..."

3. Andersonville: A Story of Rebel Military Prisons, Fifteen Months a Guest of by John McElroy (1879)
"... LUNCH — SIGNS OF APPROACHING OUR LINES TERROR OF OUR rascally GUARDS ENTRANCE INTO GOD'S COUNTRY AT LAST. But Kilpatrick, like Sherman, came not. ..."

4. A Dictionary of the Drama: A Guide to the Plays, Play-wrights, Players, and by William Davenport Adams (1904)
"... rascally steward), and other parts by Munden. Mrs. Pope, and Mrs. Mattocks ; revived at Covent Garden in 1819, with alterations, аз ' The Steward. ..."

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