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Meaning of KNAVISH

Pronunciation:  'neyvish

WordNet Dictionary
[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"

KNAVISH is a 7 letter word that starts with K.


 Synonyms: artful, crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Knav"ish\, a.
1. Like or characteristic of a knave; given to knavery;
   trickish; fraudulent; dishonest; villainous; as, a knavish
   fellow, or a knavish trick. ``Knavish politicians.''

2. Mischievous; roguish; waggish.

         Cupid is knavish lad, Thus to make poor females mad.

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