Synonyms and Antonyms of espièglerie
1 a natural disposition for playful behavior a delightful young woman whose espièglerie and sophisticated wit make her a favorite party guest Synonyms of espièglerie coltishness, playfulness, friskiness, impishness, larkiness, mischief, mischievousness, prankishness, sportfulness, sportiveness, tricksinessWords Related to espièglerie coyness, kittenishness; archness, devilment, devilry (or deviltry), hob, rascality, roguishness, waggery; devilishness, diabolicalness, knavery; frivolousness; energy, liveliness, spiritedness, sprightliness, spunkiness, vivaciousness, vivacity; gaiety (also gayety), jocularity, jocundity, lightheartedness, mirthfulness, whimsicalityNear Antonyms of espièglerie graveness, grimness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, solemnity, solemnness, sternness; priggishness, starchiness, stuffiness; constraint, restraint, self-controlAntonyms of espièglerie earnestness, soberness, sobersidedness
2 playful, reckless behavior that is not intended to cause serious harm a femme fatale with a penchant for sophisticated espièglerie that men found irresistible Synonyms of espièglerie devilishness, devilment, devilry (or deviltry), diablerie, mischief, hob, impishness, knavery, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan(s), waggery, waggishness, wickednessWords Related to espièglerie diabolicalness, misbehavior, misconduct, naughtiness, troublemaking; buffoonery, friskiness, playfulness, sportiveness; chicanery, trickery; goings-on, hanky-panky, high jinks (also hijinks), monkey business, monkeying, monkeyshine(s), skylarking, tomfoolery; horseplay, roughhousing; antic, caper, dido, practical joke, trick; aggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritationNear Antonyms of espièglerie gravitas, gravity, seriousness, solemnity, solemnness
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