rascally

  • 1Rascally — Ras cal*ly (r[a^]s kal*l[y^]), a. Like a rascal; trickish or dishonest; base; worthless; often in humorous disparagement, without implication of dishonesty. [1913 Webster] Our rascally porter is fallen fast asleep. Swift. [1913 Webster] …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2rascally — [ras′kə lē] adj. of or like a rascal; base; dishonest; mean adv. in a rascally manner …

    English World dictionary

  • 3rascally — index artful, lawless, machiavellian, profligate (corrupt), reprobate, sinister, unconscionable …

    Law dictionary

  • 4rascally — [[t]rɑ͟ːskəli, ræ̱s [/t]] ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n If you describe someone as a rascally person, you mean that they behave badly and are wicked or dishonest. [LITERARY] They stumble across a ghost town inhabited by a rascally gold prospector …

    English dictionary

  • 5rascally — /ˈraskəli/ (say rahskuhlee) adjective 1. being, characteristic of, or befitting a rascal or knave; dishonest; mean: a rascally trick. 2. (of places, etc.) wretchedly bad or unpleasant. –adverb 3. in a rascally manner …

    Australian-English dictionary

  • 6rascally — adjective Date: 1594 of or characteristic of a rascal • rascally adverb …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7rascally — /ras keuh lee/, adj. 1. being, characteristic of, or befitting a rascal. adv. 2. in a rascally manner. [1590 1600; RASCAL + LY] * * * …

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  • 8rascally — 1. adjective Like a rascal. Im going to get you, you rascally rabbit! 2. adverb In the manner of a rascal …

    Wiktionary

  • 9rascally — rascal ► NOUN ▪ a mischievous or cheeky person. DERIVATIVES rascality noun rascally adjective. ORIGIN originally in the senses «a mob» and «member of the rabble»: from Old French rascaille rabble …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10rascally — adjective 1. lacking principles or scruples the rascally rabble the tyranny of a scoundrelly aristocracy W.M. Thackaray the captain was set adrift by his roguish crew • Syn: ↑roguish, ↑scoundrelly, ↑blackguardly …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 11rascally — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. base, dishonest, vicious, vile; see dishonest 1 , 2 , mean 3 , wicked 1 , 2 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 12rascally — ras·cal·ly || ræsklɪ / rɑːs adv. roguishly, mischievously, like a scoundrel …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13rascally — a. 1. Wicked, villanous, bad, trickish, dishonest, vile, base. 2. Mean, base, sorry, pitiful, worthless …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14rascally — ras·cal·ly …

    English syllables

  • 15rascally — ras•cal•ly [[t]ˈræs kə li[/t]] adj. 1) of or befitting a rascal 2) in a manner typical of a rascal • Etymology: 1590–1600 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 16blackguardly — adjective lacking principles or scruples the rascally rabble the tyranny of a scoundrelly aristocracy W.M. Thackaray the captain was set adrift by his roguish crew • Syn: ↑rascally, ↑roguish, ↑scoundrelly • Similar to …

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  • 17scoundrelly — adjective lacking principles or scruples the rascally rabble the tyranny of a scoundrelly aristocracy W.M. Thackaray the captain was set adrift by his roguish crew • Syn: ↑rascally, ↑roguish, ↑blackguardly • Similar t …

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  • 18ras|cal|ly — «RAS kuh lee», adjective, adverb. –adj. of or like a rascal; mean or dishonest; bad: »To steal the poor boy s bicycle was a rascally trick. There was none of any quality, but poor and rascally people (Samuel Pepys). –adv. in a rascally manner …

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  • 19rascality — /ra skal i tee/, n., pl. rascalities. 1. rascally or knavish character or conduct. 2. a rascally act. [1570 80; RASCAL + ITY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 20dramatic literature — Introduction       the texts of plays that can be read, as distinct from being seen and heard in performance.       The term dramatic literature implies a contradiction in that literature originally meant something written and drama meant… …

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