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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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Marked by or suggestive of flashy vulgarity, crudeness, or rowdiness.

Usage examples (12)
  • Adjective : a matinee idol whose raffish offstage behavior amused millions
  • It's more fun with nicknames and raffishness and amiable crime.
  • Yet raffishness notwithstanding, the entire visual scheme is as fraught with socioeconomic symbolism as any.
  • The silkysmooth Gallagher lacks raffishness: it's like a Broadway pastrami sandwich with mayo instead of mustard. for more
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