Knavishly
Knavishly Knav"ish*ly, adv. 1. In a knavish manner; dishonestly; fraudulently. --Holland. [1913 Webster]

2. Mischievously; waggishly; roguishly. ``Knavishly witty.'' --Gayton. [1913 Webster]


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  • knavishly — adverb see knavish …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • knavishly — See knavish. * * * …   Universalium

  • knavishly — adv. in an untrustworthy manner, villainously, deceitfully; mischievously (Archaic) …   English contemporary dictionary

  • knavishly — knav·ish·ly …   English syllables

  • knavishly — adverb in an artful manner he craftily arranged to be there when the decision was announced had ever circumstances conspired so cunningly? • Syn: ↑craftily, ↑cunningly, ↑foxily, ↑slyly, ↑trickily, ↑artfully …   Useful english dictionary

  • knavish — knavishly, adv. knavishness, n. /nay vish/, adj. 1. like or befitting a knave; untrustworthy; dishonest. 2. Archaic. waggish; roguish; mischievous. [1350 1400; ME knavyssh. See KNAVE, ISH1] * * * …   Universalium

  • artfully — adverb 1. in an artful manner (Freq. 1) her foot pointed artfully toward tapering toes • Derived from adjective: ↑artful 2. in a disingenuous manner disingenuously, he asked leading questions abut his opponent s work • Syn: ↑di …   Useful english dictionary

  • craftily — adverb in an artful manner he craftily arranged to be there when the decision was announced had ever circumstances conspired so cunningly? • Syn: ↑cunningly, ↑foxily, ↑knavishly, ↑slyly, ↑trickily, ↑artfully …   Useful english dictionary

  • cunningly — adverb 1. in an attractive manner how cunningly the olive green dress with its underskirt of rose brocade fitted her perfect figure • Syn: ↑cutely • Derived from adjective: ↑cute (for: ↑cutely), ↑cunning …   Useful english dictionary

  • foxily — adverb in an artful manner he craftily arranged to be there when the decision was announced had ever circumstances conspired so cunningly? • Syn: ↑craftily, ↑cunningly, ↑knavishly, ↑slyly, ↑trickily, ↑artfully …   Useful english dictionary

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