Knavery meaning

nāvə-rē
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Dishonest or crafty dealing.
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An instance of trickery or mischief.
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Behavior or an act characteristic of a knave; rascality; dishonesty.
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(obs.) Roguishness; mischievous quality.
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The (mis)behaviour of a knave, boyish mischief.
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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.

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Origin of knavery

  • From knave + -ery of Germanic origin.

    From Wiktionary