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impishness

[ im-pish ]SEE DEFINITION OF impishness

Synonyms for impishness

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Antonyms for impishness

  • advantage
  • aid
  • assistance
  • behavior
  • benefit
  • blessing
  • favor
  • good
  • goodness
  • happiness
  • help
  • kindness
  • manners
  • obedience
  • right
  • virtue
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EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR IMPISHNESS

There was in this something of impishness, and something of other things.

This was a thriller that appealed to the familiar in him,—the impishness that died hard.

Paul had, with the impishness of childhood, climbed up in the auto.

Her eyes danced with fun and impishness as she insisted it was really too bad that theyd had to miss the lecture.

In truth, the impishness of circumstance was newer to him than it would have been to a philosopher of threescore-and-ten.

"You don't know my name," he said, with a return of impishness, as we walked together towards the Contessa.

She had got into the enemy's fastness by her impishness, but she could go no further on that line.

In a fugitive seizure of thoughtfulness the violet eyes lost all their impishness.

Carol tried to stare them down but in face of the impishness of the boys and the bovine gaping of the men, she was embarrassed.

"I have a perfectly heavenly plan," said Henrietta, her black eyes sparkling with impishness.

WORD ORIGIN

1650s, from imp + -ish. Related: Impishly; impishness.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IMPISHNESS

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