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  • adj.impish
  • adj.elfish

synonyms for puckish

  • devilish
  • mischievous
  • naughty
  • pixyish
  • playful
  • prankish
  • whimsical
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Tony McNamara, who scripted Stone’s puckish mischief in The Favourite, is one writer.
COUNTERPOINT: DISNEY’S GIRLBOSS ‘CRUELLA’ ACTUALLY RULESKEVIN FALLONMAY 28, 2021THE DAILY BEAST
Wherever he turned up, he brought aspects uncommon to the setting, especially his reservoir of puckish wit.
BOB BAFFERT, LONG HORSE RACING’S IRREVERENT KING, SITS ON A PRECARIOUS THRONECHUCK CULPEPPER, GUS GARCIA-ROBERTSMAY 14, 2021WASHINGTON POST
That there may be an Eternal Puckish Malice arranging and deranging human destinies is another question.
JAFFERYWILLIAM J. LOCKE
A puckish thought crossed her mind, sending a flash of slightly cynical laughter through her quiet eyes.
ELIZABETH'S CAMPAIGNMRS. HUMPHREY WARD
Gives you an impression, perhaps by the brightness of his eyes, of Puckish mirth playing within his mind.
TURNS ABOUT TOWNROBERT CORTES HOLLIDAY
As the kittens grew older, they had the run of the house, which they filled with elfin mirth of motion and reels of Puckish revel.
SIGURD OUR GOLDEN COLLIE AND OTHER COMRADES OF THE ROADKATHARINE LEE BATES
This "Discourse" is appreciably more puckish in tone than the earlier two-thirds of Chambers' published "Chinese" work.
AN EXPLANATORY DISCOURSE BY TAN CHET-QUA OF QUANG-CHEW-FU, GENT.SIR WILLIAM CHAMBERS
On top of that she was one of the prettiest girls he had ever seen, in a quick, red headed, almost puckish sort of way.
COMBATDALLAS MCCORD REYNOLDS
The luncheon-bell tinkled across the ensuing pause, like a peal of puckish laughter.
REGIMENT OF WOMENCLEMENCE DANE
The shining lips and eyes of his florid face now proclaimed speech, with his Puckish fancy jack-o'-lanterning over it.
ONE OF OUR CONQUERORS, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
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WORDS RELATED TO PUCKISH

  • delicate
  • devilish
  • disobedient
  • elfish
  • frolicsome
  • impish
  • little
  • minute
  • misbehaving
  • naughty
  • petite
  • playful
  • prankish
  • puckish
  • puny
  • rascally
  • slight
  • sprightly
  • tiny
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.