Thievishness
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]


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  • thievishness — index dishonesty Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • thievishness — noun see thievish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • thievishness — n. Cleptomania, klopemania, propensity to steal, mania for stealing …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • thievishness — n 1.Psychol. kleptomania, Humorous. furacity or furaciousness; All Inf. sticky fingers, light fingers, itching palm. 2. rapacity, rapaciousness, ravenousness, ravening; greed, avarice, avariciousness, acquisitiveness. 3. dishonesty, fraudulence,… …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • thievishness — thiev·ish·ness …   English syllables

  • thievishness — noun having a disposition to steal • Syn: ↑larcenous • Derivationally related forms: ↑thievish • Hypernyms: ↑dishonesty …   Useful english dictionary

  • Stealing — (Roget s Thesaurus) < N PARAG:Stealing >N GRP: N 1 Sgm: N 1 stealing stealing &c. >V. Sgm: N 1 theft theft thievery latrociny| direption Sgm: N 1 abstraction abstraction appropriation Sgm: N 1 plagiary …   English dictionary for students

  • φιλησία — φιλησίᾱ , φιλησία thievishness fem nom/voc/acc dual φιλησίᾱ , φιλησία thievishness fem nom/voc sg (attic doric aeolic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • φιλησίας — φιλησίᾱς , φιλησία thievishness fem acc pl φιλησίᾱς , φιλησία thievishness fem gen sg (attic doric aeolic) …   Greek morphological index (Ελληνική μορφολογικούς δείκτες)

  • larcenous — noun having a disposition to steal • Syn: ↑thievishness • Derivationally related forms: ↑thievish (for: ↑thievishness) • Hypernyms: ↑dishonesty …   Useful english dictionary

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