Thievishly
Thievish Thiev"ish, a. 1. Given to stealing; addicted to theft; as, a thievish boy, a thievish magpie. [1913 Webster]

2. Like a thief; acting by stealth; sly; secret. [1913 Webster]

Time's thievish progress to eternity. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

3. Partaking of the nature of theft; accomplished by stealing; dishonest; as, a thievish practice. [1913 Webster]

Or with a base and biosterous sword enforce A thievish living on the common road. --Shak. [1913 Webster] -- {Thiev"ish*ly}, adv. -- {Thiev"ish*ness}, n. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • thievishly — adverb see thievish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thievishly — adj. in thievish way; sneakily; cleverly …   English contemporary dictionary

  • thievishly — thiev·ish·ly …   English syllables

  • thievishly — adverb in a manner characteristic of a thief • Derived from adjective: ↑thievish …   Useful english dictionary

  • thievish — thievishly, adv. thievishness, n. /thee vish/, adj. 1. given to thieving. 2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a thief; stealthy: a furtive, thievish look. [1400 50; late ME thevisch; see THIEF, ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • Finger — Fin ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fingered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fingering}.] 1. To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with. [1913 Webster] Let the papers lie; You would be fingering them to anger me. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To touch lightly;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fingered — Finger Fin ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fingered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fingering}.] 1. To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with. [1913 Webster] Let the papers lie; You would be fingering them to anger me. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To touch… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fingering — Finger Fin ger, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Fingered}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fingering}.] 1. To touch with the fingers; to handle; to meddle with. [1913 Webster] Let the papers lie; You would be fingering them to anger me. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. To touch… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Thiefly — Thief ly, a. & adv. Like a thief; thievish; thievishly. [Obs.] Chaucer. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • thievish — adjective Date: 14th century 1. of, relating to, or characteristic of a thief 2. given to stealing • thievishly adverb • thievishness noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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