knavery

  • 1 Knavery — Knav er*y, n.; pl. {Knaveries}. 1. The practices of a knave; petty villainy; fraud; trickery; a knavish action. [1913 Webster] This is flat knavery, to take upon you another man s name. Shak. [1913 Webster] 2. pl. Roguish or mischievous tricks.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 2 knavery — I noun artfulness, artifice, beguilement, cheat, cheating, chicanery, circumvention, corruption, cozenage, craft, craftiness, criminality, cunning, cunningness, deceit, deceitfulness, deception, defraudation, deviousness, dishonesty, double… …

    Law dictionary

  • 3 knavery — (n.) 1520s, from KNAVE (Cf. knave) + ERY (Cf. ery) …

    Etymology dictionary

  • 4 knavery — [nāv′ər ē] n. pl. knaveries 1. behavior or an act characteristic of a knave; rascality; dishonesty 2. Obs. roguishness; mischievous quality …

    English World dictionary

  • 5 knavery — knave ► NOUN 1) archaic a dishonest or unscrupulous man. 2) (in cards) a jack. DERIVATIVES knavery noun knavish adjective. ORIGIN Old English, «boy, servant» …

    English terms dictionary

  • 6 knavery — noun (plural eries) Date: 1528 1. a. rascality b. a roguish or mischievous act 2. obsolete roguish mischief …

    New Collegiate Dictionary

  • 7 knavery — /nay veuh ree/, n., pl. knaveries. 1. action or practice characteristic of a knave. 2. unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest dealing; trickery. 3. a knavish act or practice. [1520 30; KNAVE + ERY] * * * …

    Universalium

  • 8 knavery — noun /ˈneɪvəri/ a) The (mis)behaviour of a knave, boyish mischief. Cassios a proper man: let me see now: b) Deceit, an unprincipled action. To get his place and to plume up my will …

    Wiktionary

  • 9 knavery — Synonyms and related words: abomination, art, artful dodge, artifice, atrocity, bad, baseness, blind, chicanery, conspiracy, contrivance, coup, craft, cute trick, deceit, degradation, design, device, disgrace, dodge, error, evil, expedient,… …

    Moby Thesaurus

  • 10 knavery — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. thievery, rascality, fraud; see deception 1 , dishonesty , evil 1 …

    English dictionary for students

  • 11 knavery — knav|e|ry [ˈneıvəri] n [U] old use dishonest behaviour …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 12 knavery — knav·er·y || neɪvÉ™rɪ n. fraud, deception, villainy …

    English contemporary dictionary

  • 13 knavery — n. Villany, rascality, fraud, knavishness, dishonesty, criminality, trickery, scoundrelism …

    New dictionary of synonyms

  • 14 knavery — noun (C, U) old use dishonest behaviour …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 15 knavery — n 1. rascality, roguery, roguishness, unscrupulousness, baseness, knavishness; villainy, miscreancy, deviltry, evildoing, wrongdoing, evil ways, dark and crooked ways; mischief, mischievousness, pettifoggery, chicanery, shenanigans, hanky panky,… …

    A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

  • 16 knavery — knav·ery …

    English syllables

  • 17 knavery — knav•er•y [[t]ˈneɪ və ri[/t]] n. pl. er•ies 1) unprincipled or dishonest dealing; trickery 2) a knavish act or practice • Etymology: 1520–30 …

    From formal English to slang

  • 18 knavery — /ˈneɪvəri/ (say nayvuhree) noun (plural knaveries) 1. action or practice characteristic of a knave. 2. unprincipled or dishonest dealing; trickery. 3. a knavish act or practice …

    Australian English dictionary

  • 19 knavery — noun lack of honesty; acts of lying or cheating or stealing • Syn: ↑dishonesty • Hypernyms: ↑wrongdoing, ↑wrongful conduct, ↑misconduct, ↑actus reus • Hyponyms: ↑ …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 20 over-knavery — etc.: see over …

    Useful english dictionary