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Webster's 1828 Dictionary

ROGUERY, n.
1. The life of a vagrant. [Not little used.]
2. Knavish tricks; cheating; fraud; dishonest practices.
Tis no scandal grown, for debt and roguery to quit the town.
3. Waggery; arch tricks; mischievousness.

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others [syn: mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, deviltry, devilry, devilment, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan]

Merriam Webster's

noun (plural -eries) Date: 1592 1. an act or behavior characteristic of a rogue 2. mischievous play

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. (pl. -ies) conduct or an action characteristic of rogues.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Roguery Rogu"er*y, n. 1. The life of a vargant. [Obs.] 2. The practices of a rogue; knavish tricks; cheating; fraud; dishonest practices. 'Tis no scandal grown, For debt and roguery to quit the town. --Dryden. 3. Arch tricks; mischievousness.

Soule's Dictionary of English Synonyms

n. 1. Knavery, rascality, villany, fraud, cheating, dishonest practices, knavish tricks, trickery, swindling. 2. Waggery, mischief, arch tricks.

Moby Thesaurus

baseness, chicanery, degradation, devilishness, devilment, devilry, deviltry, elfishness, foolishness, high spirits, impishness, knavery, knavishness, mischief, mischievousness, moral turpitude, playfulness, prankishness, pranksomeness, puckishness, rascality, rascalry, reprobacy, roguishness, scampishness, scoundrelism, sportiveness, turpitude, vileness, villainousness, villainy, waggery, waggishness, youthful spirits



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