Definition of Elfish

1. Adjective. Usually good-naturedly mischievous. "Elvish tricks"

Exact synonyms: Elfin, Elvish
Similar to: Playful



Definition of Elfish

1. a. Of or relating to the elves; elflike; implike; weird; scarcely human; mischievous, as though caused by elves.

Definition of Elfish

1. Adjective. Characteristic of an elf ¹

2. Adjective. mischievous ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Elfish

1. resembling an elf [adj] : ELFISHLY [adv] - See also: elf

Medical Definition of Elfish

1. Of or relating to the elves; elflike; implike; weird; scarcely human; mischievous, as though caused by elves. "Elfish light." "The elfish intelligence that was so familiar an expression on her small physiognomy." (Hawthorne) Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Elfish Pictures

Click the following link to bring up a new window with an automated collection of images related to the term: Elfish Images

Lexicographical Neighbors of Elfish

elfe
elfed
elfen
elfhood
elfhoods
elfin
elfin facies
elfin saddle
elfin safety
elfin wood
elfin woods
elfing
elfins
elfinwood
elfinwoods
elfish (current term)
elfishly
elfishness
elfkin
elfland
elflands
elflike
elflock
elflocks
elfs
elhi
eliad
eliads
eliasite
eliasites

Literary usage of Elfish

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Penny Cyclopaedia of the Society for the Diffusion of Useful Knowledge by Charles Knight (1843)
"... of the century there \\as one continuous struggle in Ireland to bear up against the «elfish policy of England in respect to wool and its manufactures. ..."

2. The last shilling; or, The selfish child by Philip Bennett Power (1853)
"Here was the B elfish child led by her selfishness into a second falsehood ; she fancied she could never bear the shame of her mother's knowing that she had ..."

3. The Complete Poetical Works of Sir Walter Scott by Walter Scott (1900)
"A secret horror checked the feast, And chilled the soul of every guest; Even the high dame stood half aghast, She knew some evil on the blast; The elfish ..."

4. The Leading English Poets from Chaucer to Browning by Lucius Hudson Holt (1915)
"A secret horror checked the feast, And chilled the soul of every guest; Even the high dame stood half aghast, She knew some evil on the blast; The elfish ..."

Other Resources Relating to: Elfish

Search for Elfish on Dictionary.com!Search for Elfish on Thesaurus.com!Search for Elfish on Google!Search for Elfish on Wikipedia!