What is another word for knavishly?

Pronunciation: [nˈe͡ɪvɪʃli] (IPA)

Knavishly is an adverb that describes someone or something as dishonest or deceitful. Some common synonyms for knavishly include duplicitously, unscrupulously, disingenuously, treacherously, and underhandedly. Each of these words conveys a similar meaning of trickery or deception, and can be used interchangeably with knavishly depending on the context. For example, someone who is acting knavishly may also be described as behaving duplicitously if they are knowingly saying one thing while intending to do the opposite. The variety of synonyms available for this word allows for richer and more nuanced descriptions of dishonest behavior in writing or conversation.

What are the hypernyms for Knavishly?

A hypernym is a word with a broad meaning that encompasses more specific words called hyponyms.

Usage examples for Knavishly

This I would fain have hindered, whereas by many tokens I was certain that the said comely youth was not one of the vagabond crew, but, like little Katie, might well be a child knavishly kidnapped from some noble house.
"The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers"
Georg Ebers
Some men make a profession, I doubt, on purpose that they may twist themselves into a trade; and thence into an estate; yea, and if need be, into an estate knavishly, by the ruins of their neighbour.
"The Works of John Bunyan Volume 3"
John Bunyan
The Nation, in its circular letter, says: If the state wants to make the railroads common highways, it has the right to take them, but at their market value, paying the owners what other people would pay them, and not inquiring curiously and knavishly into their original cost.
"Monopolies and the People"
D. C. Cloud

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