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impishness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of impishness

  1. 1 a natural disposition for playful behavior her irrepressible impishness means that no one is ever safe from her practical jokes Synonyms of impishness coltishness, espièglerie, friskiness, playfulness, larkiness, mischief, mischievousness, prankishness, sportfulness, sportiveness, tricksinessWords Related to impishness 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 impishness graveness, grimness, serious-mindedness, seriousness, solemnity, solemnness, sternness; priggishness, starchiness, stuffiness; constraint, restraint, self-controlAntonyms of impishness earnestness, soberness, sobersidedness

  2. 2 playful, reckless behavior that is not intended to cause serious harm the boys' impishness was easy to forgive, since it caused no real harm Synonyms of impishness devilishness, devilment, devilry (or deviltry), diablerie, espièglerie, hob, mischief, knavery, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan(s), waggery, waggishness, wickednessWords Related to impishness 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 impishness gravitas, gravity, seriousness, solemnity, solemnness


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