knavish

[ ney-vish ]SEE DEFINITION OF knavish

EXAMPLES FROM THE WEB FOR KNAVISH

The word is also used adjectively for "knavish tricks," "rogueries."

But they must have forgotten all about Mr. Crow's knavish cousin, Jasper Jay.

I was describing to F—— some knavish tricks of a mutual friend of ours.

They were like monkeys for their knavish and thievish tricks.

How could I foresee I should have to deal with a knavish sort of a nameless something?

We could see that he was sly and knavish—just the stuff we wanted.

So ridiculously were they abused by knavish and ignorant star-gazers.

Some occurrence of the hour may have suggested the knavish adept with his divining-rod.

Neither were they filled with goods, like those of knavish traders.

Like knavish cards, the leaves of all great books were covertly packed.

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