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impish

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adjective imp·ish \ˈim-pish\

Simple Definition of impish

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of impish

  1. :  of, relating to, or befitting an imp; especially :  mischievous

impishly adverb
impishness noun

Examples of impish in a sentence

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



1652

First Known Use of impish

1652

Rhymes with impish


IMPISH Defined for Kids

impish

play
adjective imp·ish \ˈim-pish\

Definition of impish for Students

  1. :  playful and mischievous <an impish glance>

impishly adverb <He grinned impishly.>




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