Adjective(1) marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners(2) marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness
(1) Suntanned from riding on his motorcycle, his hair longer than before and distinctly raffish , he didn't look much like the well-groomed man who'd hung around for Liza's birth.(2) Less tightly wound and introspective than his brother, he prefers to present a raffish , happy-go-lucky attitude.(3) Artists enjoy seeing themselves as raffish outsiders, people of dubious morality.(4) A one-time fishing village, it has a beat-up, raffish looking downtown surrounded by new, big marinas.(5) The parents of these churlish, raffish youths should be held responsible.(6) I adopted a raffish and enigmatic smile and shrugged.(7) Yorkshire's most famous soul singer has matured into a handsome, outwardly respectable middle-aged man with a raffish undertow.(8) A war hero with raffish good looks, he had all the personal attributes to make a successful match, and Elizabeth was clearly attracted to him.(9) At times, according to historical reports, the concert venues had the raffish air of a beer hall.(10) In the southern chain of small islands, Cooper Island has a raffish charm.(11) Even the raffish collection of outsiders that have washed up there seem part of the patchwork.(12) The city tumbles down the steep slopes to the river's edge where it coalesces into a raffish assortment of bars, cafes and restaurants housed in tottering waterfront terraces.(13) The Bahamas' capital, with its large, sheltered harbour, has swung many times from boomtown to backwater and back again in its rather raffish past.(14) In its heyday, the Review enjoyed a reputation as an obtuse and nearly unreadable but authoritative publication put together by a sometimes raffish staff.(15) Artists and antique dealers have moved in, giving the neighbourhood a raffish bohemian energy.(16) There were many people who disliked Charles and who made unsavoury insinuations about his private life, but Maria knew that behind the raffish exterior existed a tender, sensitive man.
1. rakish ::
2. snappy ::
1. civilized ::
2. cultivated ::
3. cultured ::
4. genteel ::
5. polished ::
6. refined ::
7. smooth ::
8. well-bred ::
Different Formsraffish, raffishly, raffishness
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