1. Like or characteristic of a knave3; given to knavery; trickish; fraudulent; dishonest; villainous; as, a knavish fellow, or a knavish trick. “Knavish politicians.”
2. Mischievous; roguish; waggish; rascally.
Cupid is knavish lad,
Thus to make poor females mad. --Shak.
adj : marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for
wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme";
"a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dik";
"a wily old attorney" [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy,
foxy, guileful, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky,