knavish

[ ney-vish ]
/ ˈneɪ vɪʃ /

adjective

like or befitting a knave; untrustworthy; dishonest.
Archaic. waggish; roguish; mischievous.

Origin of knavish

First recorded in 1350–1400, knavish is from the Middle English word knavyssh. See knave, -ish1

Related forms

knav·ish·ly, adverbknav·ish·ness, noun
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