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synonyms for raffish

  • bohemian
  • disreputable
  • jaunty
  • rakish
  • careless
  • casual
  • coarse
  • dashing
  • devil-may-care
  • fast
  • gay
  • sporty
  • tasteless
  • tawdry
  • unconventional
  • uncouth
  • vulgar
  • wild

antonyms for raffish

MOST RELEVANT
  • couth
  • proper
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How to use raffish in a sentence

If they could do that, need they ever have shot that raffish old lord—I beg pardon, my dear—your highly respected grandfather?
EREMAR. D. BLACKMORE
Although the raffish peer denied all complicity, he did not come out of the business too well.
THE MAGNIFICENT MONTEZHORACE WYNDHAM
I was getting as bad as Renner—looking lecherously at the raffish display of shapely leg as the blond bombshell beat it.
MODUS VIVENDIGORDON RANDALL GARRETT
But the muslin curtains, tied back with raffish pink bows, had really worried her most of all.
CARNIVALCOMPTON MACKENZIE
Raffish party too, spy and conspirator persuasion, that sort of thing.
NEVERMOREROLF BOLDREWOOD
The raffish mongrel was apparently endeavouring to fletcherize a complete stranger of the Sealyham family.
THE ADVENTURES OF SALLYP. G. WODEHOUSE
The raffish young gentleman in gloves must measure his scholarship with the plain, clownish laddie from the parish school.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON, VOLUME 9ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
And oh the raffish counts and more than doubtful countesses, the noodles and the blacklegs, the good society!
THE LIFE OF CHARLES DICKENS, VOL. I-III, COMPLETEJOHN FORSTER
But she had an untidy, touzled, raffish appearance, due to I knew not what investiture of disrepute.
THE MORALS OF MARCUS ORDEYNEWILLIAM J. LOCKE
And there are screeching Cockney women, raw and raffish, brutalized children, and men who would survive in the fiercest jungle.
NIGHTS IN LONDONTHOMAS BURKE
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