AskDefine | Define knavery

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knavery n : lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing [syn: dishonesty]

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From knave + -ery.




  1. The (mis)behaviour of a knave, boyish mischief.
  2. Deceit, an unprincipled action.
    Cassio's a proper man: let me see now:
    To get his place and to plume up my will
    In double knavery-How, how? Let's see: — Shakespeare, Othello'', Act 1, Scene 3.


the (mis)behaviour of a knave
deceit, an unprincipled action

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