Definition of Espieglerie

1. Noun. Impish or playful behaviour; mischief. ¹



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Definition of Espieglerie

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Espieglerie

especiall
especially
especialness
esper
esperamicin
esperamicins
esperance
esperances
esperanzaite
esperium
espers
espial
espials
espied
espiegle
espieglerie (current term)
espiegleries
espies
espinel
espinels
espionage
espionage agent
espionage network
espionages
esplanade
esplanaded
esplanades
esplees
espontoon
espontoons

Literary usage of Espieglerie

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1. Vanity Fair: A Novel Without a Hero by William Makepeace Thackeray (1893)
"... and looked exceedingly pleased and shy as the dinner went on, and at the various feats and instances of espieglerie on the part of her son. ..."

2. The Quarterly Review by William Gifford, John Taylor Coleridge, John Gibson Lockhart, Whitwell Elwin, William Macpherson, William Smith, John Murray, Rowland Edmund Prothero Ernle, George Walter Prothero (1875)
"... the same overruling desire and talent for appearing kind and amiable to others, the same tendency to espieglerie, and to the treatment of men and things ..."

3. Players and Playwrights I Have Known by John Coleman (1888)
"... of motion imparted a remarkable air of distinction, rendered piquant by a certain espieglerie which was all her own and was perfectly irresistible. ..."

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