roguishness :

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  • n  the trait of indulging in disreputable pranks
  • n  reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others

  • All in all, their performance was good enough to make it clear that Shakespeare, when played at all, ought to be played in modern clothes and that a little less roguishness and .
  • Kirst's readers, who beyond any question of guilt or conscience enjoyed the appealing roguishness of Gunner Asch, may be disconcerted to discover that his creator considers Asch .
  • His characters he treats with a superior irony which his devotees deeply admire, but in which others sometimes resent a rather rabbinical roguishness.

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