Definitions for knavishˈneɪ vɪʃ

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

knav•ishˈneɪ vɪʃ(adj.)

  1. like or befitting a knave; untrustworthy; dishonest.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily(adj)

    marked by skill in deception

    "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"


  1. knavish(Adjective)

    Having the characteristics of a knave; mischievous, roguish, waggish, rascally or impertinent

Webster Dictionary

  1. Knavish(adj)

    like or characteristic of a knave; given to knavery; trickish; fraudulent; dishonest; villainous; as, a knavish fellow, or a knavish trick

  2. Knavish(adj)

    mischievous; roguish; waggish

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