thievish


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thiev·ish

 (thē′vĭsh)
adj.
1. Given to thieving.
2. Of, similar to, or characteristic of a thief; furtive.

thiev•ish

(ˈθi vɪʃ)

adj.
1. given to thieving.
2. of, pertaining to, or characteristic of a thief; sneaky: a thievish look.
[1400–50]
thiev′ish•ly, adv.
thiev′ish•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.thievish - given to thievery
dishonest, dishonorable - deceptive or fraudulent; disposed to cheat or defraud or deceive

thievish

adjective
Tending to larceny:
Translations

thievish

[ˈθiːvɪʃ] ADJladrón
to have thievish tendenciesser largo de uñas

thievish

adjdiebisch attr
References in classic literature ?
Or again, why blame a lying, thievish Isosceles when you ought rather to deplore the incurable inequality of his sides?
In fact, I had actually begun to move towards the door when Monsieur Markov entered--a grey-headed man with thievish eyes, and clad in a dirty dressing-gown fastened with a belt.
The unfortunate cur was arraigned; his thievish looks substantiated his guilt, and he was condemned by his judges from across the river to be hanged.
Hunt would gladly have left this thievish neighborhood, but was detained until the 5th of February by violent head winds, accompanied by snow and rain.
And intertwining with one another, they quickly grew and covered all the wild-roving cattle by the will of thievish Hermes, so that Apollo was astonished as he gazed.
repeated the sturdy scout, once more shaking his head in open distrust; "they are a thievish race, nor do I care by whom they are adopted; you can never make anything of them but skulls and vagabonds.
I must confess I was now very uneasy, and thought myself, including the late escape from the longboats, to have been in the most dangerous condition that ever I was in through my past life; for whatever ill circumstances I had been in, I was never pursued for a thief before; nor had I ever done anything that merited the name of dishonest or fraudulent, much less thievish.
He saw himself obliged to one of two distasteful and perilous alternatives; either to shut the door altogether and set his portmanteau out upon the wayside, a wonder to all beholders; or to leave the door ajar, so that any thievish tramp or holiday schoolboy might stray in and stumble on the grisly secret.
A bird whose thievish disposition suggested to someone
This thievish leg is to hang at Milton, and the other is already at Brockenhurst, as a sign to all men of what comes of being over-fond of venison pasty.
I'll warrant ye, had your thievish devils made their push by the light of the sun, the good woman would have been smartly at work among them, and the Siouxes would have found she was not given to part with her cheese and her butter without a price.
They are said to be good drivers of bargains, but to be honest and just in their transactions, and even in horse-dealing to resist those thievish tendencies which would seem, for some undiscovered reason, to be almost inseparable from that branch of traffic.