Definition of knavery in English:


See synonyms for knavery

nounplural noun knaveries


See knave

‘Iago's only bond with his wife Emilia is not intimate, or even affectionate, and it becomes the means that undoes him when he believes he must kill her to prevent her from revealing his knavery.’
  • ‘Those convinced of his knavery, however, are unlikely to accept this judgment as definitive.’
  • ‘Other cities may let such things go, but we don't stand for any such knavery here.’
  • ‘Some very recent examples will suffice to persuade us that piety and knavery are incompatible.’



/ˈnāv(ə)rē/ /ˈneɪv(ə)ri/