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knavery

[ ney-vuh-ree ]
/ ˈneɪ və ri /
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noun, plural knav·er·ies.

action or practice characteristic of a knave.
unprincipled, untrustworthy, or dishonest dealing; trickery.
a knavish act or practice.

RELATED WORDS

scam, hoax, deceit, racket, deception, extortion, rip-off, harm, pain, catastrophe, calamity, ill, wrong, corruption, suffering, misery, hatred, crime, sin, sell

Nearby words

knapsack problem, knapweed, knar, knarly, knave, knavery, knavish, knavishly, knawel, knead, knebworth house

Origin of knavery

First recorded in 1520–30; knave + -ery
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British Dictionary definitions for knavery

knavery

/ (ˈneɪvərɪ) /

noun plural -eries

a deceitful or dishonest act
dishonest conduct; trickery
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