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synonyms for thievish

  • crooked
  • cunning
  • dishonest
  • fraudulent
  • furtive
  • kleptomaniacal
  • larcenous
  • light-fingered
  • pilfering
  • piratic
  • plunderous
  • predatory
  • rapacious
  • secretive
  • sly
  • spoliative
  • stealing
  • stealthy
  • sticky-fingered
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He accordingly took him into his service, but soon found him to be an idle and thievish vagabond.
THE BOOK OF ANECDOTES AND BUDGET OF FUN;VARIOUS
Immediately the band of the count, thievish and ferocious, would sally from the manor.
THE PILGRIM'S SHELL OR FERGAN THE QUARRYMANEUGNE SUE
Flashy carriages of thievish men who had enriched themselves under the new conditions, rolled frequently by.
THE FALSE CHEVALIERWILLIAM DOUW LIGHTHALL
Neckweed (a halter) is good for thievish apprentices, for swashbucklers past grace, and all scamps.
EARLY ENGLISH MEALS AND MANNERSVARIOUS
Worse still, it fell on many wounded, and to such even the thrust of the thievish camp-follower's tolle-knife was merciful.
JOAN OF THE SWORD HANDS(AMUEL) R(UTHERFORD) CROCKETT
The railroads were outraged and incensed by the measure; they sincerely believed it to be monstrous and thievish.
IN THE ARENABOOTH TARKINGTON
Women have been known while in this state, to become thievish, or to have an irresistible propensity to burn or kill.
THE MATRON'S MANUAL OF MIDWIFERY, AND THE DISEASES OF WOMEN DURING PREGNANCY AND IN CHILDBEDFREDERICK HOLLICK
The Apaches are cowardly and thievish dogs, whose deceitful tongues I will pluck out.
THE TIGER-SLAYERGUSTAVE AIMARD
They quickly showed their thievish disposition by stealing the nails from the cabin windows and the bolts from the doors.
NOTABLE VOYAGERSW.H.G. KINGSTON AND HENRY FRITH
These are more timorous than those of the Savage Rock, yet very thievish.
GREAT EPOCHS IN AMERICAN HISTORY, VOL. IIVARIOUS
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WORDS RELATED TO THIEVISH

  • crooked
  • cunning
  • dishonest
  • fraudulent
  • furtive
  • kleptomaniacal
  • larcenous
  • light-fingered
  • pilfering
  • piratic
  • plunderous
  • predatory
  • rapacious
  • secretive
  • sly
  • spoliative
  • stealthy
  • sticky-fingered
  • thievish
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.