1. [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Knavish \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; rascally.
Cupid is knavish lad,
Thus to make poor females mad. --Shak.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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" [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy,
foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
74 Moby Thesaurus words for "knavish":
abominable, arch, arrant, atrocious, bad, base, black,
blackguardly, blamable, blameworthy, criminal, damnable, dark,
deceitful, degraded, devilish, disgraceful, elfish, elvish, evil,
execrable, flagitious, flagrant, foolish, foul, full of mischief,
heinous, high-spirited, impish, improper, infamous, iniquitous,
low, lying, mendacious, mischief-loving, mischievous, monstrous,
naughty, nefarious, notorious, peccant, playful, prankish,
pranksome, pranky, puckish, rank, rascally, recreant,
reprehensible, reprobate, roguish, scampish, scandalous,
scapegrace, scoundrelly, shameful, shifty, sinful, sportive,
trickish, tricksy, unforgivable, unpardonable, unspeakable,
untruthful, unworthy, vicious, vile, villainous, waggish, wicked,