Definition of impish
: of, relating to, or befitting an imp; especially : mischievous
Examples of impish in a Sentence
the gang of impish children ran into the street, utterly oblivious to the traffic
Recent Examples of impish from the Web
Prosecutors say the account shows Sarah Hassan was a victim of a scam orchestrated by the impish former pharmaceutical CEO and social media provocateur, even though Hassan ultimately recouped the money in a settlement that included a stock windfall.
Lynne Tillman Novelist, essayist, cultural critic Denis was gentle, funny, good-hearted; a sweet, impish, and concerned man.
Just normal-sized folks like us, usually sporting a impish smile.
Ken often wished for a return of the Deists and impish printing presses, that brand of hopefulness.
Rotenberg has the squat and powerful frame of a wrestler, and a round, impish face.
But memes of the president — impish, often captioned photo illustrations — are spreading rapidly on social media.
There’s something leprachaun-like about Lyon himself, although maybe impish is a better descriptor.
The latest creation of Tallahassee’s innovative, Nebula Award-winning novelist JeffVanderMeer, Borne is an impish blob with consciousness — quite a bit of it, actually.
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First Known Use of impish
IMPISH Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of impish for English Language Learners
: having or showing a playful desire to cause trouble : playful and mischievous
IMPISH Defined for Kids
Definition of impish for Students
: playful and mischievous an impish glance
impishlyadverb He grinned impishly.
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