Thiev"ish, a.

1.

Given to stealing; addicted to theft; as, a thievish boy, a thievish magpie.

2.

Like a thief; acting by stealth; sly; secret.

Time's thievish progress to eternity. Shak.

3.

Partaking of the nature of theft; accomplished by stealing; dishonest; as, a thievish practice.

Or with a base and boisterous sword enforce A thievish living on the common road. Shak.

-- Thiev"ish*ly, adv. -- Thiev"ish*ness, n.

 

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