Rascalities
Rascality Ras*cal"i*ty (r[a^]s*k[a^]l"[i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Rascalities} (r[a^]s*k[a^]l"[i^]*t[i^]z) [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being rascally, or a rascal; mean trickishness or dishonesty; base fraud. [1913 Webster]

2. The poorer and lower classes of people. [Obs.] [1913 Webster]

The chief heads of their clans with their several rascalities --T. Jackson. [1913 Webster]


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  • rascalities — ras·cal·i·ty || ræ skælÉ™tɪ /rɑː n. roguishness, dishonesty, mischievousness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • Rascality — Ras*cal i*ty (r[a^]s*k[a^]l [i^]*t[y^]), n.; pl. {Rascalities} (r[a^]s*k[a^]l [i^]*t[i^]z) [1913 Webster] 1. The quality or state of being rascally, or a rascal; mean trickishness or dishonesty; base fraud. [1913 Webster] 2. The poorer and lower… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rascality — /ra skal i tee/, n., pl. rascalities. 1. rascally or knavish character or conduct. 2. a rascally act. [1570 80; RASCAL + ITY] * * * …   Universalium

  • rascal — noun a mischievous or impudent person, especially a child. ↘a dishonest or untrustworthy man. Derivatives rascality noun (plural rascalities). rascally adjective Origin ME (in the senses a mob and member of the rabble ): from OFr. rascaille… …   English new terms dictionary

  • rascality — /ræsˈkæləti/ (say ras kaluhtee) noun (plural rascalities) 1. rascally or knavish character or conduct. 2. a rascally act …   Australian English dictionary

  • rascality — [ras kal′ə tē] n. 1. the character or behavior of a rascal 2. pl. rascalities a low, mean, or dishonest act …   English World dictionary

  • ras|cal|i|ty — «ras KAL uh tee», noun, plural ties. 1. rascally character or conduct: »... a harlequin playing a clarinet and presumably representing the spirit of pure Gallic rascality (New Yorker). 2. a rascally act or practice: »I don t want to be told about …   Useful english dictionary

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