Definition of Impishness

1. Noun. The trait of behaving like an imp.

Exact synonyms: Mischievousness, Puckishness, Whimsicality
Generic synonyms: Fun, Playfulness
Derivative terms: Impish, Mischievous, Puckish



Definition of Impishness

1. Noun. The state or quality of being impish; mischievousness. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Impishness

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Impishness

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impiousness
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impishness (current term)
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implacentalia
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implant denture substructure
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Literary usage of Impishness

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1. Child Training by Angelo Patri (1922)
"I want him cured of his impishness. Now, my idea is that you cast him for the chief of imps. Let him be the imp of imps. But pitch the play so the event ..."

2. Penelope's Progress by Kate Douglas Smith Wiggin (1901)
"He has brought out impishness so far," I objected. " The impishness is transitory," she returned, " and I am speaking of permanent qualities. ..."

3. Main Street by Sinclair Lewis (1920)
"Carol tried to stare them down but in face of the impishness of the boys and the bovine gaping of the men, she was embarrassed. Fern did not glance at them. ..."

4. The Cambridge History of American Literature by William Peterfield Trent (1921)
"That was her guiding divinity, Whim in a high sense: not unruliness, for all her impishness, but complete subjection to the inner dictate. ..."

5. Kleists Lustspiel"der zerbrochene Krug" auf der B├╝hne: As Seen in by Gustav Buchtenkirch, Augustus Pitou (1914)
"I call it impishness. Minnie Seligman was another actress that lacked the physical power to fulfil the promise her acting once gave. ..."

6. Publications by English Dialect Society (1875)
"impishness, love of mischief. GAMBRIL, n. A curved and notched piece of wood for hanging up and extending carcases. GAME, a. To make fun. AS jamen, a,game, ..."

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