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knave

noun

1 knave

A deceitful and unreliable scoundrel.

synonyms: rapscallion, rascal, rogue, scalawag, scallywag, varlet.

Roget 548: deceiver etc. (deceive) etc. 545; dissembler, hypocrite; sophist, Pharisee, Jesuit, Mawworm, Pecksniff, Joseph Surface, Tartufe, ... show more

Roget 941: knave, rogue; Scapin, rascal; Lazarillo de Tormes; bad man etc. 949; blackguard etc. 949; barrater, barrator; ... show more

Dutch: bedrieger, boef, boy, knecht, schelm, schurk



2 knave

One of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince.

synonym: jack.

Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; ... show more

Dutch: boer, jekker
Polish: dupek, jop, jopek, walet


Moby thesaurus: ace, bad boy, bastard, best bower, blackguard, booger, bower, buffoon, bugger, cards, clubs, cutup, deck, deuce, devil, diamonds, dummy, elf, enfant terrible, face cards ... show more.

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