knavish (adj.) Old form(s): knauish
rascally, mischievous, roguish
Ham III.ii.250[Hamlet to Claudius, of the play] 'Tis a knavish piece of work
Ham IV.ii.23[Hamlet to Rosencrantz] A knavish speech sleeps in a foolish ear [i.e. sarcasm is wasted on the unintelligent]
LLL V.ii.97[Boyet to Princess, of the King's party] Their herald is a pretty knavish page
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