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English adjective: rakish

1. rakish marked by up-to-dateness in dress and manners

SamplesA dapper young man.
A jaunty red hat.

Synonymsdapper, dashing, jaunty, natty, raffish, snappy, spiffy, spruce

Similarfashionable, stylish

Antonymsunfashionable, unstylish

2. rakish marked by a carefree unconventionality or disreputableness

SamplesA cocktail party given by some...raffish bachelors.

Synonymsdevil-may-care, raffish


Antonymsconventional, conventional

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