[ thee-vish ]
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  1. given to thieving.

  2. of, relating to, or characteristic of a thief; stealthy: a furtive, thievish look.

Origin of thievish

1400–50; late Middle English thevisch;see thief, -ish1

Other words from thievish

  • thiev·ish·ly, adverb
  • thiev·ish·ness, noun
  • un·thiev·ish, adjective
  • un·thiev·ish·ly, adverb
  • un·thiev·ish·ness, noun

Words Nearby thievish Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

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