AskDefine | Define rogue

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rogue n : a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel [syn: knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varlet]

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Noun

  1. A scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person.
  2. A mischievous scamp.
  3. A vagrant.
  4. Deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself.
  5. An aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant.
  6. A plant that shows some undesirable variation.
  7. An entity set apart from the normal order, which acts in an independent manner. This can apply to individuals, states, or other entities.

Translations

a scoundrel, rascal or unprincipled, deceitful, and unreliable person
a mischievous scamp
a vagrant
deceitful software pretending to be anti-spyware, but in fact being malicious software itself
an aggressive animal separate from the herd, especially an elephant
a plant that shows some undesirable variation
an entity set apart from the normal order, which acts in an independent manner

Adjective

  1. In the context of "of an animal, especially an elephant": Vicious and solitary.
  2. In the context of "by extension": Large, destructive and unpredictable.
    • 2004: Chris Wallace, Character: Profiles in Presidential Courage
      In the minds of Republican hard-liners, the "Silent Majority" of Americans who had elected the President, and even Nixon's two Democrat predecessors, China was a gigantic nuke-wielding rogue state prepared to overrun the free world at any moment.
  3. Operating outside of normal controls.

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rogue in German: Rogue
rogue in French: Rogue
rogue in Italian: Rogue
rogue in Japanese: ならず者
rogue in Vietnamese: Rogue

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