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Meaning of THIEVISH

Pronunciation:  'theevish

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  given to thievery
 

THIEVISH is a 8 letter word that starts with T.

 

 Synonyms: dishonest, dishonorable, thieving(a)
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Thiev"ish\, a.
1. Given to stealing; addicted to theft; as, a thievish boy,
   a thievish magpie.

2. Like a thief; acting by stealth; sly; secret.

         Time's thievish progress to eternity. --Shak.

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

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

 

 

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