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ADJECTIVE (2)

1. marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners;
- Example: "a dapper young man"
- Example: "a jaunty red hat"
[syn: dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce]

2. marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness;
- Example: "a cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors"- Crary Moore
[syn: devil-may-care, raffish, rakish]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rakish \Rak"ish\ (r[=a]k"[i^]sh), a. Dissolute; lewd; debauched. [1913 Webster] The arduous task of converting a rakish lover. --Macaulay. [1913 Webster]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Rakish \Rak"ish\ (r[=a]k"[i^]sh), a. (Naut.) Having a saucy appearance indicative of speed and dash. --Ham. Nav. Encyc. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

rakish adj 1: marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners; "a dapper young man"; "a jaunty red hat" [syn: dapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, rakish, spiffy, snappy, spruce] 2: marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness; "a cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors"- Crary Moore [syn: devil-may-care, raffish, rakish]
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:

48 Moby Thesaurus words for "rakish": abandoned, brave, bravura, braw, breezy, chic, chichi, dandy, dapper, daring, dashing, debauched, debonair, devil-may-care, dissipated, dissolute, dressy, elegant, exhibitionistic, fashionable, fast, flashing, flashy, flaunting, foppish, free, frilly, frothy, gallant, gay, glittering, jaunty, jazzy, licentious, profligate, raffish, rakehell, rakehellish, rakehelly, showy, smart, snazzy, splashy, splurgy, sporty, spruce, unbridled, wild