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  1. knave

    hogue, cheat, rascal, villain, miscreant, scoundrel

    true-penny, gentleman, innocent, dupe, simpleton, gull, oaf

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  1. rogue, knave, rascal, rapscallion, scalawag, scallywag, varletnoun

    a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel

    rapscallion, jack, scamp, monkey, scallywag, imp, rascal, rogue, page, varlet, scalawag

  2. jack, knavenoun

    one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince

    seafarer, jack, diddlysquat, scallywag, jackfruit, gob, shit, doodly-squat, old salt, tar, rogue, diddly-shit, mariner, laborer, diddley, labourer, sea dog, jak, jackass, rascal, rapscallion, jackstones, scalawag, diddlyshit, manual laborer, diddly-squat, varlet, seaman, squat, diddly

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  1. knavenoun

    villain, rascal, scoundrel, rogue, cheat, caitiff, swindler, sharper, trickster, scamp, scapegrace, SCALAWAG

  2. knavenoun

    jack (of cards)

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. knavenoun

    villain, rascal, scamp, scoundrel

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  1. Philip Dormer Stanhope Chesterfield:

    The heart never grows better by age I fear rather worse always harder. A young liar will be an old one, and a young knave will only be a greater knave as he grows older.

  2. Alexander Hamilton, P. 217 - A History of the American People by P. Johnson:

    Every man ought to be supposed a knave, and to have no other end, in all his actions, but private interest. By this interest we must govern him, and by means of it, make him cooperate to public good, notwithstanding his unsatiable avarice and ambition.

  3. C. C. Colton:

    Nothing more completely baffles one who is full of trick and duplicity than straigthforward and simple integrity in another. A knave would rather quarrel with a brother knave than with a fool, but he would rather avoid a quarrel with one honest man than with both. He can combat a fool by management and address, and he can conquer a knave by temptations. But the honest man is neither to be bamboozled nor bribed.

  4. Charles Caleb Colton:

    He that dies a martyr proves that he was not a knave, but by no means that he was not a fool.

  5. Sir George Savile:

    Wherever a Knave is not punished, an honest Man is laugh'd at.

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  • Bube, Schurke, Boy, Knabe, Knappe, Knecht, GaunerGerman
  • απατεώνGreek
  • mozo, paje, sota, villano, bellacoSpanish
  • knaapi, jätkä, hovipoika, sotamies, solttuFinnish
  • voyou, fourbe, valet, pageFrench
  • fanteItalian
  • 悪党Japanese
  • boy, knaap, boer, schelm, knechtDutch
  • valetePortuguese
  • негодяй, мальчик-слуга, лакей, подлец, жулик, подонок, плут, прислужник, валетRussian
  • dräng, skojare, knekt, gynnare, hjonSwedish
  • ghulamuSwahili
  • மோசமானவன்Tamil
  • knaveTelugu

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