given to thieving.
of, relating to, or characteristic of a thief; stealthy: a furtive, thievish look.
- thiev·ish·ly, adverb
- thiev·ish·ness, noun
- un·thiev·ish, adjective
- un·thiev·ish·ly, adverb
- un·thiev·ish·ness, noun
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How to use thievish in a sentence
He accordingly took him into his service, but soon found him to be an idle and thievish vagabond.The Book of Anecdotes and Budget of Fun; | Various
Immediately the band of the count, thievish and ferocious, would sally from the manor.The Pilgrim's Shell or Fergan the Quarryman | Eugne Sue
Flashy carriages of thievish men who had enriched themselves under the new conditions, rolled frequently by.The False Chevalier | William Douw Lighthall
Neckweed (a halter) is good for thievish apprentices, for swashbucklers past grace, and all scamps.Early English Meals and Manners | Various
Worse still, it fell on many wounded, and to such even the thrust of the thievish camp-follower's tolle-knife was merciful.Joan of the Sword Hand | S(amuel) R(utherford) Crockett