Definition of Thievish

1. Adjective. Given to thievery.

Exact synonyms: Thieving
Similar to: Dishonest, Dishonorable
Derivative terms: Thievishness



Definition of Thievish

1. a. Given to stealing; addicted to theft; as, a thievish boy, a thievish magpie.

Definition of Thievish

1. Adjective. Having a tendency to steal ¹

2. Adjective. Having the manner of a thief; furtive ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Thievish

1. given to stealing [adj]

Medical Definition of Thievish

1. 1. Given to stealing; addicted to theft; as, a thievish boy, a thievish magpie. 2. Like a thief; acting by stealth; sly; secret. "Time's thievish progress to eternity." (Shak) 3. Partaking of the nature of theft; accomplished by stealing; dishonest; as, a thievish practice. "Or with a base and biosterous sword enforce A thievish living on the common road." (Shak) Thiev"ishly, Thiev"ishness. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Thievish

thier
thietane
thiete
thiethylperazine
thiethylperazine maleate
thieve
thieve out
thieved
thieveries
thievery
thieves
thieves in the night
thieving
thieving(a)
thievings
thievish (current term)
thievishly
thievishness
thievishnesses
thig
thigger
thiggers
thigging
thiggings
thiggit
thigh
thigh-high
thigh-slapper
thigh-slappers
thigh bone

Literary usage of Thievish

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1. The World's Best Essays, from the Earliest Period to the Present Time by David Josiah Brewer, Edward Archibald Allen, William Schuyler (1900)
"KINGDOMS WITHOUT JUSTICE LIKE UNTO thievish PURCHASES SET justice aside, and what are kingdoms but fair thievish purchases? because what are thieves' ..."

2. Allen's Synonyms and Antonyms by Frederic Sturges Allen (1920)
"I. See thievish. 8. secret, furtive, surreptitious, sly, underhand, clandestine. steamer, n. puffer (colloq. or contextual), steamboat (chiefly spec}; spec, ..."

3. Missionary Travels and Researches in South Africa: Including a Sketch of by David Livingstone (1858)
"No Blood shed in consequence.—Rate of Traveling.—Slave Women. —Way of addressing Slaves.—Their thievish Propensities.—Feeders of the Congo or Zaire. ..."

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