adjective imp·ish \ˈim-pish\

: having or showing a playful desire to cause trouble : playful and mischievous

Full Definition of IMPISH

:  of, relating to, or befitting an imp; especially :  mischievous
imp·ish·ly adverb
imp·ish·ness noun

Examples of IMPISH

  1. <the gang of impish children ran into the street, utterly oblivious to the traffic>

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IMPISH Defined for Kids


adjective imp·ish \ˈim-pish\

Definition of IMPISH for Kids

:  playful and mischievous <an impish glance>
imp·ish·ly adverb <He grinned impishly.>


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