knavish

  • 1 Knavish — Knav ish, a. 1. Like or characteristic of a knave[3]; given to knavery; trickish; fraudulent; dishonest; villainous; as, a knavish fellow, or a knavish trick. Knavish politicians. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] 2. Mischievous; roguish; waggish;… …

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  • 2 knavish — index artful, deceptive, disreputable, false (disloyal), immoral, iniquitous, lawless, machiavellian …

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  • 3 knavish — (adj.) late 14c., from KNAVE (Cf. knave) + ISH (Cf. ish). Related: Knavishly; knavishness …

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  • 4 knavish — [nāv′ish] adj. like or characteristic of a knave; esp., dishonest; tricky knavishly adv. knavishness n …

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  • 5 knavish — knave ► NOUN 1) archaic a dishonest or unscrupulous man. 2) (in cards) a jack. DERIVATIVES knavery noun knavish adjective. ORIGIN Old English, «boy, servant» …

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  • 6 knavish — adjective Date: 14th century of, relating to, or characteristic of a knave; especially dishonest • knavishly adverb …

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  • 7 knavish — knavishly, adv. knavishness, n. /nay vish/, adj. 1. like or befitting a knave; untrustworthy; dishonest. 2. Archaic. waggish; roguish; mischievous. [1350 1400; ME knavyssh. See KNAVE, ISH1] * * * …

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  • 8 knavish — adjective Having the characteristics of a knave; mischievous, roguish, waggish, rascally or impertinent …

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  • 9 knavish — Synonyms and related words: abominable, arch, arrant, atrocious, bad, base, black, blackguardly, blamable, blameworthy, criminal, damnable, dark, deceitful, degraded, devilish, disgraceful, elfish, elvish, evil, execrable, flagitious, flagrant,… …

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  • 10 knavish — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. felonious, fraudulent, conniving, untrustworthy; see dishonest 1 , 2 …

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  • 11 knavish — knav·ish || neɪvɪʃ adj. villainous, dishonest, deceitful; mischievous (Archaic) …

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  • 12 knavish — a. Dishonest, unprincipled, villanous, rascally, scoundrelly, fraudulent, trickish, tricky, roguish …

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  • 13 knavish — adj 1. rascally, rascal, roguish, blackguardly, dastardly; mischievous, naughty, scampish, waggish; low, base, rotten, stinking, rank, dirty, contemptible, awful, terrible; villainous, nasty, mean, cruel, brutal. 2. unscrupulous, dishonorable,… …

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  • 14 knavish — knav·ish …

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  • 15 knavish — knav•ish [[t]ˈneɪ vɪʃ[/t]] adj. like or befitting a knave; untrustworthy; dishonest • Etymology: 1350–1400 knav′ish•ly, adv. knav′ish•ness, n …

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  • 16 knavish — /ˈneɪvɪʃ/ (say nayvish) adjective 1. like or befitting a knave; dishonest. 2. waggish; mischievous. –knavishly, adverb –knavishness, noun …

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  • 17 knavish — adjective 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 …

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  • 18 Puck (mythology) — Puck is a mythological fairy or mischievous nature spirit. Puck is also a generalised personification of land spirits. Whilst being an aspect of Robin Goodfellow, he is also hob and Will o the wisp. Overview The pagan trickster was reimagined in… …

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  • 19 God Save the Queen — This article is about the anthem. For other uses, see God Save the Queen (disambiguation). God Save the Queen Publication of an early version in The Gentleman s Magazine, 15 October 1745. The title, on the Contents page, is given as God save our… …

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  • 20 Villancico — (or Vilancete, in Portuguese) was a common lyric form of the Iberian Peninsula during the Renaissance. The villancicos could also be set to music: many Iberian composers of the 15th and 16th century, like Juan del Encina or Pedro de Escobar… …

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