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Synonyms for knave

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Complete Dictionary of Synonyms and Antonyms4.7 / 3 votes

  1. knave

    hogue, cheat, rascal, villain, miscreant, scoundrel

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

Princeton's WordNet2.5 / 2 votes

  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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Dictionary of English Synonymes0.0 / 0 votes

  1. knavenoun

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

  2. knavenoun

    jack (of cards)

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  1. knavenoun

    villain, rascal, scamp, scoundrel

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  1. Sir George Savile:

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

  2. Hindu Poetess:

    Mark this! who lives beyond his means Forfeits respect, loses his sense; Where?er he goes, through the seven births, All count him knave: him women hate.

  3. John Dryden, The Medal, 1682:

    None are so busy as the fool and knave.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

Translations for knave

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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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