elfish elfish  /ˈɛl fɪʃ/

Definition(s):

  • (adj) usually good-naturedly mischievous

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Now Maggie Teyte will see whether her studied musicianship will stand her in as good stead as once her pretty legs and elfish personality did.
  2. This delicate, elfish woman is as restless, as full of vitality as a wheat field on a windy day.
  3. In the end, a scrupulous, elfish self-examination is what she mainly has to offer.

News

  • It’s Beginning to Read a Lot Like Christmas …

    Season’s Bounty Heralds the Holidays Sandra Olivetti Martin For us at Bay Weekly, this week’s paper arrives like Christmas.     The wait has been long and ticklish with anticipation. Preparation has kept us busy for days and nights, our keyboards ringing like tools in elfish workshops. Visions of what’s to come have danced in our heads.     Now the wait is over.     With this week’s paper ...
    on November 21, 2013     Source: Bay Weekly

Quotes

  1. "He was such an entertaining fellow with an almost elfish or devilish sense of humor," said county Commissioner James R. Matthews, who has known Fillinger since the early 1970s.
    on Jun 13, 2006 By: James R Matthews Source: Pottstown Mercury

  2. "Unlike every other book, you cannot remove elements of this book," Heyman said. "You can remove scenes of Ron playing Quidditch from the fifth book, and you can remove Hermione and SPEW [Society for the Promotion of Elfish Welfare] and those...
    on Mar 12, 2008 By: David Heyman Source: Los Angeles Times

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