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roguish adj
1 playful in an appealingly bold way; "a roguish grin" [syn: devilish, rascally]
2 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, scoundrelly, blackguardly]

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  1. unprincipled or unscrupulous
  2. mischievous and playful

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