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Part of speech: adjective

Unprincipled; knavish; base.

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Usage examples "rascally":

  1. I did not take issue with his appeal; I passed him in, amused at the thought that two of my characters had been thrown out of my house and that another one had entered, firm in the rascally belief that he had convinced me of his courage and his determination to risk his blood in the defense of my dignity. - "Bolanyo", Opie Percival Read.
  2. He meant to show this rascally crew that an Englishman never loses his pluck, and, in spite of the ropes that bound him, he stepped forward with all the courage and pride of a true Ingleton. - "The Princess of the School", Angela Brazil.
  3. Now this is a confounded rascally business, said Jack to himself; who then dropped his cloak, jumped upon the window- sill, opened wide the window- curtains with both hands, and uttered a yelling kind of ha! - "Mr. Midshipman Easy", Captain Frederick Marryat.