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espiègle

adjective

Synonyms and Antonyms of espiègle

  1. tending to or exhibiting reckless playfulness the espiègle light in the young princess's eye faded when she contemplated the stifling restrictions of court life Synonyms arch, devilish, elvish, mischievous, impish, knavish, leprechaunish, pixie (also pixy), pixieish, prankish, puckish, rascally, roguish, scampish, sly, tricksy, waggish, wickedRelated Words antic, coltish, coy, frisky, frolicsome, kittenish, playful, sportful, sportive; gay, happy, lighthearted, whimsical; energetic, lively, spirited, sprightly; artful, crafty, cunning, trickish, tricky, wily; misbehaving, naughty, troublemaking; pestering, riling, teasingNear Antonyms grave, grim, sedate, sober, solemn, staid, stern

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