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Daemon
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rascality

(noun) The trait of indulging in disreputable pranks.

Synonyms: prankishness, roguishness

Usage: I had underestimated the rascality of my roommate, who had replaced my shoelaces with spaghetti yet again.
Mehrdad77
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rascal (n.)
mid-14c., rascaile "people of the lowest class, the general mass; rabble or foot-soldiers of an army" (senses now obsolete), also singular, "low, tricky, dishonest person," from Old French rascaille "rabble, mob" (12c., Modern French racaille), as Cotgrave's French-English Dictionary (1611) defines it: "the rascality or base and rascall sort, the scumme, dregs, offals, outcasts, of any company."

This is of uncertain origin, perhaps a diminutive from Old French rascler, from Vulgar Latin *rasicare "to scrape" (see rash (n.)) on the notion of "the scrapings." "[U]sed in objurgation with much latitude, and often, like rogue, with slight meaning" [Century Dictionary]. Used also in Middle English of animals unfit to chase as game on account of some quality, especially a lean deer. Also formerly an adjective.
Mehrdad77
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Also: reckless or malicious behavior that causes discomfort or annoyance in others
synonyms: devilment, devilry, deviltry, mischief, mischief-making, mischievousness, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan
Mehrdad77
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blaze, hell
noisy and unrestrained mischief
monkey business
mischievous or deceitful behavior
hooliganism, malicious mischief, vandalism
willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of others
Mehrdad77
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the quality of being a slippery rascal
synonyms: shiftiness, slipperiness, trickiness

type of:
dishonesty
the quality of being dishonest
Mehrdad77
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Aaron Reynolds’s “Creepy Carrots!” offered that perfect tension between banality and rascality — not to mention that it confirmed our hatred of carrots.


Washington Post Oct 9, 2017
Emel Rapchan
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Emel Rapchan
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Rascality - The trait of indulging in disreputable pranks.
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Adyl Mouhei
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"Self-denial is not a virtue; it is only the effect of prudence on rascality."

George Bernard Shaw
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