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knavery

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Synonyms and Antonyms of knavery

  1. 1 a playful or mischievous act intended as a joke the sort of frat-boy knaveries that become the stuff of campus legend Synonyms of knavery antic, caper, capriccio, dido, escapade, frolic, gag, jest, prank, monkeyshine(s), practical joke, rag [chiefly British], roguery, shavie [Scottish], shine(s), trick, waggeryWords Related to knavery skylarking; adventure, experience, game, lark, time; high jinks (also hijinks), horseplay, play, roughhousing, rowdyism; shenanigan(s), tomfoolery; joking, kidding, teasing; gambit, hoax, maneuver, ploy; deed, feat, mission, performance, stunt; caprice, conceit, fancy, vagary, whim, whimsy (also whimsey); deceit, deception, delusion, fooling, fraud, hanky-panky, hoodwinking, ruse, sham, stratagem, subterfuge, trickery, wile

  2. 2 playful, reckless behavior that is not intended to cause serious harm suspects some knavery going on in the political campaign Synonyms of knavery devilishness, devilment, devilry (or deviltry), diablerie, espièglerie, hob, impishness, mischief, mischievousness, rascality, roguery, roguishness, shenanigan(s), waggery, waggishness, wickednessWords Related to knavery diabolicalness, misbehavior, misconduct, naughtiness, troublemaking; buffoonery, friskiness, playfulness, sportiveness; chicanery, trickery; goings-on, hanky-panky, high jinks (also hijinks), monkey business, monkeying, monkeyshine(s), skylarking, tomfoolery; horseplay, roughhousing; antic, caper, dido, practical joke, trick; aggravation, annoyance, exasperation, irritationNear Antonyms of knavery gravitas, gravity, seriousness, solemnity, solemnness


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