Examples of knave in a Sentence
he plays the role of the duplicitous knave who tries to foil the play's hero
Recent Examples of knave from the Web
Trump goes through subordinates faster than Katy Perry changes outfits, and at this point only a knave, a fool, or a desperate patriot (see: John Kelly) would want to work under the disrupter-in-chief.
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Origin and Etymology of knave
First Known Use: before 12th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsbaddie (or baddy), beast, brute, caitiff, devil, evildoer, fiend, heavy, hound, villain, meanie (also meany), miscreant, monster, nazi, no-good, rapscallion, rascal, reprobate, rogue, savage, scalawag (or scallywag), scamp, scapegrace, scoundrel, varlet, wretch
Related Wordsvillainess; blackguard; criminal, crook, culprit, felon, lawbreaker, malefactor, offender, perp, perpetrator, transgressor; sinner, trespasser, wrongdoer; cad, heel, serpent, snake, viper; bandit, bravo, desperado, outlaw; con, convict, jailbird; assassin, cutthroat, gangster, goon, gunman, hoodlum, hooligan, racketeer, ruffian, thug; rough, rowdy, tough; loser, lowlife, ne'er-do-well, stinker, trash
Near Antonymsangel, innocent, saint; hero
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Definition of knave for English Language Learners
: a dishonest man
: a playing card that ranks below a queen and above a 10
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