Definition of Archly in English :

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Archly meaning in English

Meaning of Archly in English

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1. archly

in_an_arch_manner; with playful slyness or roguishness

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of archly
in an arch manner; pertly and mischievously

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1. Chief; principal: their arch foe.
a. Mischievous; roguish: "She ... was arch enough to inform the queen whenever I committed any folly that she thought would be diverting to her majesty" (Jonathan Swift).
b. Teasing, ironic, or sardonic: "I know, Edy Boardman said none too amiably with an arch glance from her shortsighted eyes. I know who is Tommy's sweetheart" (James Joyce).

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