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synonyms for knavish

  • arrant
  • deceitful
  • fraudulent
  • frolicsome
  • rascally
  • unprincipled
  • unscrupulous
  • villainous
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antonyms for knavish

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  • honorable
  • noble
  • virtuous
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How to use knavish in a sentence

To his bourgeois mind, for all his imitation of the Chicago martyr, my words must have sounded knavish.
PRISON MEMOIRS OF AN ANARCHISTALEXANDER BERKMAN
Side by side with Arlecchino goes his more astute and knavish brother Brighella.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
Evermore is parade and obsequiousness suspectable: it must show either a foolish head, or a knavish heart.
CLARISSA, VOLUME 6 (OF 9)SAMUEL RICHARDSON
Gangs could afford to corrupt witnesses or to pay knavish lawyers skilled in applying these vagaries of legislation.
THE ENGLISH UTILITARIANS, VOLUME I.LESLIE STEPHEN
Thinking it well beneath me to measure words with this knavish pettifogger, I looked beyond him and spoke to his master.
THE MASTER OF APPLEBYFRANCIS LYNDE
A single fanatical or knavish priest, listened to by a credulous and powerful prince, suffices to put a state in disorder.
GOOD SENSEPAUL HENRI THIRY, BARON D'HOLBACH
"I fail to see why he need take any roundabout lane to get at such a knavish result," Harvey suggested.
THE MINUTE BOYS OF BOSTONJAMES OTIS
And even if it were possible to win her, honor and duty, which I have always held sacred, would keep me from such a knavish trick.
THE CRYPTOGRAMWILLIAM MURRAY GRAYDON
Rome under the dying glories of the empire scarcely parallels its knavish gluttonies of illegal seizure.
THE ARENAVARIOUS
If man's soul is not subject to material conditions, why do I find knavish souls?
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WORDS RELATED TO KNAVISH

  • base
  • bent
  • bribable
  • crooked
  • debauched
  • double-dealing
  • exploiting
  • extortionate
  • faithless
  • fast and loose
  • fixed
  • foul
  • fraudulent
  • gone to the dogs
  • inconstant
  • iniquitous
  • knavish
  • mercenary
  • nefarious
  • on the take
  • open
  • padded
  • perfidious
  • praetorian
  • profiteering
  • racket up
  • reprobate
  • rotten
  • shady
  • snide
  • tainted
  • treacherous
  • two-faced
  • underhanded
  • unethical
  • unfaithful
  • unprincipled
  • unscrupulous
  • untrustworthy
  • venal
  • wide open
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