raffishly
adverb see raffish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • raffishly — raffish ► ADJECTIVE ▪ slightly disreputable, especially in an attractive manner. DERIVATIVES raffishly adverb raffishness noun. ORIGIN from RIFF RAFF(Cf. ↑riff raff) …   English terms dictionary

  • raffishly — See raffish. * * * …   Universalium

  • raffishly — adverb In a raffish manner …   Wiktionary

  • raffishly — ræfɪʃlɪ adv. crudely, vulgarly; flashily; wantonly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • raffishly — raff·ish·ly …   English syllables

  • raffishly — adverb in a rakish manner she wore her hat rakishly at an angle • Syn: ↑rakishly, ↑carelessly • Derived from adjective: ↑raffish, ↑rakish (for: ↑rakishly) …   Useful english dictionary

  • raffish — raffishly, adv. raffishness, n. /raf ish/, adj. 1. mildly or sometimes engagingly disreputable or nonconformist; rakish: a matinee idol whose raffish offstage behavior amused millions. 2. gaudily vulgar or cheap; tawdry. [1795 1805; RAFF + ISH1]… …   Universalium

  • carelessly — adverb 1. without care or concern (Freq. 1) carelessly raised the children s hopes without thinking of their possible disappointment • Syn: ↑heedlessly • Derived from adjective: ↑heedless (for: ↑heedlessly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rakishly — adverb in a rakish manner (Freq. 1) she wore her hat rakishly at an angle • Syn: ↑raffishly, ↑carelessly • Derived from adjective: ↑raffish (for: ↑raffishly), ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • raffish — adjective Date: 1796 1. marked by or suggestive of flashy vulgarity or crudeness 2. marked by a careless unconventionality ; rakish • raffishly adverb • raffishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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