rascality

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. knavery, villainy, roguery, blackguardism. See improbity.
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(Roget's IV) n.
Syn. roguery, villainy, baseness, meanness, knavery, wickedness, culpability, guile, profligacy, chicanery, treachery, trickery, worthlessness, blackguardism, double-dealing, ruffianism, improbity, disreputability; see also crime 1 , dishonesty .
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(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun Annoying yet harmless, usually playful acts: devilry, deviltry, diablerie, high jinks, impishness, mischief, mischievousness, prankishness, roguery, roguishness, tomfoolery. Informal: shenanigan (often used in plural). See GOOD.

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  • 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 — index artifice, deception, ill repute, improbity, knavery, mischief, misdoing Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton …   Law 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

  • rascality — noun The behavior of a rascal. The two of them engaged in all kinds of rascality in college …   Wiktionary

  • rascality — 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

  • rascality — noun (plural ties) Date: circa 1577 1. rabble 2. a. the character or actions of a rascal ; knavery b. a rascally act …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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

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

  • rascality — n. Knavery, knavishness, wickedness, villany, dishonesty, trickery, chicane, chicanery, fraud …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • rascality — n 1. mischievousness, impishness, puck ishness, devilishness, scampishness, waggishness. 2. knavery, roguery, roguishness, unscrupulousness, baseness; villainy, miscreancy, reprobacy; churlishness, blackguardism. 3. mischief, pettifoggery,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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