rakishness
noun Date: circa 1828 the quality or state of being rakish

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rakishness — Rak ish*ness, n. The quality or state of being rakish. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rakishness — noun The property of being rakish …   Wiktionary

  • rakishness — reɪkɪʃnɪs n. dapperness, sportiness, state of being dashing …   English contemporary dictionary

  • rakishness — rak·ish·ness …   English syllables

  • rakishness — noun 1. the quality of a rake • Derivationally related forms: ↑rakish • Hypernyms: ↑dissoluteness, ↑incontinence, ↑self gratification 2. stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • rakish — rakish1 [rāk′ish] adj. [< RAKE3 + ISH] 1. having a trim, neat appearance suggesting speed: said of a ship 2. having a smartly trim, casual look; dashing; jaunty rakishly adv. rakishness n. rakish2 [rāk′ish] …   English World dictionary

  • dapperness — noun stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance • Syn: ↑jauntiness, ↑nattiness, ↑rakishness • Derivationally related forms: ↑rakish (for: ↑rakishness), ↑dapper, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • jauntiness — noun 1. a breezy liveliness a delightful breeziness of manner • Syn: ↑breeziness • Derivationally related forms: ↑jaunty, ↑breezy (for: ↑breeziness) …   Useful english dictionary

  • nattiness — noun stylishness as evidenced by a smart appearance • Syn: ↑jauntiness, ↑dapperness, ↑rakishness • Derivationally related forms: ↑rakish (for: ↑rakishness), ↑dapper ( …   Useful english dictionary

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