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."

Macaulay.

2.

Mischievous; roguish; waggish.

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

 

© Webster 1913.

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