knavish

[ney-vish]
adjective
1.
like or befitting a knave; untrustworthy; dishonest.
2.
Archaic. waggish; roguish; mischievous.

Origin:
1350–1400; Middle English knavyssh. See knave, -ish1

knavishly, adverb
knavishness, noun
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knave (neɪv)
 
n
1.  archaic a dishonest man; rogue
2.  another word for jack
3.  obsolete a male servant
 
[Old English cnafa; related to Old High German knabo boy]
 
'knavish
 
adj
 
'knavishly
 
adv
 
'knavishness
 
n

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