What does the word knavery mean?

    Part of speech: noun

  • Knavish.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Deceitfulness in dealing; roguery.

  • Part of speech: adverb

  • Knaveryly.

  • Part of speech: noun

  • Knaveryness.

Usage examples for knavery

  1. But he has an abundance of knavery.... – Cosmopolis, Complete by Paul Bourget Last Updated: March 3, 2009
  2. And the stipend allowed to the different civil officers is also too small, scarcely deserving to be termed an independence; that of the custom- house officers is not sufficient to procure the necessaries of life- no wonder, then, if necessity leads them to knavery. – Letters written during a short residence in Sweden, Norway, and Denmark by Mary Wollstonecraft
  3. Such were the leading contradictory and illogical traits, the treachery, knavery, and black intrigues of a single house, that of the Medici. – Catherine de' Medici by Honore de Balzac
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