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Part of speech: noun

Deceitfulness in dealing; roguery.

Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


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Usage examples "knavery":

  1. But he has an abundance of knavery.... - "Cosmopolis, Complete", 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", 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", Honore de Balzac.