Adjective "knavish" definition and examples

Pronunciation

/ˈneɪvɪʃ/

Definitions and examples

adjective

Dishonest or unscrupulous.
  1. 'One is at times reminded of Belloc's remark to the effect that the best proof of the divine foundation and support of the Church is that no institution run with such knavish imbecility could otherwise survive.'

Definitions

1. like or befitting a knave; untrustworthy; dishonest.

2. Archaic. waggish; roguish; mischievous.

More examples(as adjective)

"tricks can be knavish."

"speeches can be knavish."

"politicians can be knavish."

"lots can be knavish."

"contractors can be knavish."

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