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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

A dishonest person.

Usage examples (28)
  • He that cheats another is a knave; but he that cheats himself is a fool.
  • A knave is a philosopher, though a philosopher is not necessarily a knave.
  • 36 The under miller is, in the language of thirlage, called the knave, which, indeed, signified originally his lad.
  • ` What knave is that, 'quoth Robin Hood, for more
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  • Windows cracked and chandeliers swayed as the thieving "knave" (a tricky, dishonest person) stole through the "nave" (central hall of a church).
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