- given to thieving.
- of, relating to, or characteristic of a thief; stealthy: a furtive, thievish look.
Origin of thievish
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Examples from the Web for thievish
And harmless, what there is of 'em; but as thievish as a set of jackdaws.'Despair's Last Journey
David Christie Murray
But foxes were left, and they were extremely inquisitive and thievish.From Pole to Pole
Sven Anders Hedin
There is a thievish nature more hateful than even the biblioklept.The Library
O that treacherous, that thievish sleep, which had robbed him of his golden chance!Burl
There are a great many kinds, but all are mischievous, troublesome, and thievish.Minnie's Pet Monkey
Word Origin and History for thievish
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