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synonyms for waggishness

  • antics
  • friskiness
  • frolicsomeness
  • gaiety
  • impishness
  • jauntiness
  • lightheartedness
  • liveliness
  • merrymaking
  • mirth
  • spiritedness
  • sportiveness
  • vivacity
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antonyms for waggishness

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  • sadness
  • unhappiness
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How to use waggishness in a sentence

The manliness of this ought to have shamed Tom out of his waggishness, but he was not done with it yet.
WHEAT AND HUCKLEBERRIESCHARLOTTE MARION (WHITE) VAILE
The following incident shows that at least on some occasions a keen spirit of waggishness entered strongly into her self-will.
THE PUBLIC LIFE OF QUEEN VICTORIAJOHN MCGILCHRIST
This ducal waggishness gave me time to observe that the sergeant's uneasiness was icy coldness in comparison with his lordship's.
THE YEOMAN ADVENTURERGEORGE W. GOUGH
Beethoven's waggishness was frequently vented on a young friend, Zmeskall, who was court secretary.
BEETHOVENGEORGE ALEXANDER FISCHER
His superiority was apparent, even to casual observers, notwithstanding his merriment and waggishness.
THE LIFE OF JOHN MARSHALL (VOLUME 1 OF 4)ALBERT J. BEVERIDGE
His self-possession had quickly come back to him and his waggishness could not be repressed.
THE LAUNCH BOYS' ADVENTURES IN NORTHERN WATERSEDWARD S. ELLIS
While his waggishness was generally irrepressible, he knew when good taste suggested that others do most of the talking.
THE BOY PATROL ON GUARDEDWARD S. ELLIS
Mr. Tenby made it his business to push his clamorous waggishness for the exhibition.
THE ADVENTURES OF HARRY RICHMOND, COMPLETEGEORGE MEREDITH
Keyes Richards overheard the question and his waggishness could not be repressed.
THE LAUNCH BOYS' CRUISE IN THE DEERFOOTEDWARD S. ELLIS
Truly they were ahungered, but could never quite lose their waggishness.
TWO BOYS IN WYOMINGEDWARD S. ELLIS
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WORDS RELATED TO WAGGISHNESS

  • comedy
  • comicality
  • comicalness
  • drollery
  • farcicality
  • funniness
  • hilariousness
  • humorousness
  • jocoseness
  • jocosity
  • jocularity
  • waggery
  • waggishness
  • wittiness
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