Definition of roguery in English:


nounplural noun rogueries

  • Conduct characteristic of a rogue, especially acts of dishonesty or playful mischief.

    ‘there has always been roguery associated with horse dealing’
    • ‘This of course smacks of last minute pre-election roguery.’
    • ‘These occasions afforded such scope for roguery that their popularity was gradually reduced.’
    • ‘Any compromise with this scourge of majoritarian roguery, or any delay in quashing and quelling it out of existence, would only destroy democracy.’
    • ‘I just love a guy with the bit of roguery about him.’
    • ‘Writers in the early 1900s noted their ‘cruelty’ and their innate roguery.’
    • ‘You see, part of the immense appeal of the film to me as a child was the sheer roguery of its anti-hero.’
    • ‘Poor Relief was introduced for the deserving poor, while at the same time for the rogues it was whipping and, if they continued in their roguery, death for felony.’
    • ‘But Folds brings so much blithe roguery - not to mention buckets of both volume and velocity - to bear here, you can practically see the glint in his eye.’
    • ‘Naturally, these unfortunate other nations don't have the same prerogative to invade us and change our government if they determine us to be guilty of roguery.’
    • ‘His wife still admired him, though; she who had once been so fine, his perfect twin except for a slight turn in the toe that had seemed to him a coquettish bit of roguery.’
    • ‘Who can quarrel with a performance so vibrant with venal roguery and sheepish love?’
    • ‘Anyway, given the casualties on all sides, if a bit of roguery here and there left some innocent dead around, well that's the way wars are fought.’
    • ‘Now, he was faced with their roguery that was reaching a fever pitch, under the guise of divine influence.’
    • ‘The same goes for the long list of rogueries - or ‘concerns’ in the State Department's new lingo-lite - with which this country has pestered the planet for many years.’
    • ‘The rogueries of Autolycus, the pedlar, add amusement to the later scenes of the play.’
    evil-doing, evil, evilness, sin, sinfulness, iniquity, iniquitousness, vileness, foulness, baseness, badness, wrong, wrongdoing, dishonesty, double-dealing, unscrupulousness, roguery, villainy, rascality, delinquency, viciousness, degeneracy, depravity, dissolution, dissipation, immorality, vice, perversion, pervertedness, corruption, corruptness, turpitude, devilry, devilishness, fiendishness



/ˈrōɡərē/ /ˈroʊɡəri/