Definition of thievish in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈθiːvɪʃ/


Relating to or given to stealing.
Example sentences
  • Are you talking about the thievish doings of organized crime, all those gangs we keep hearing about?
  • Nor did we turn out noticeably more thievish, drug-addled, or unmotivated than nice suburban kids.



Pronunciation: /ˈθiːvɪʃ(ə)li/
Example sentences
  • He cautiously removed from under his helmet the hamburger, thievishly glanced round and thrust it into his mouth.
  • They are thievishly inclined, as we have experienced.
  • Hyenas are numerous, and thievishly inclined.


Pronunciation: /ˈθiːvɪʃnəs/
Example sentences
  • At first she could imagine no hope for their fondness for bad wine, their thievishness, their absolute unreliability, their invincible resistance to thrift, cleanliness, and common sense.
  • He is remarkable for his thievishness and his destructiveness toward small animals.
  • An old adage says ‘There is honor among thieves;’ and obviously, if there were not, there could be no such thing as organized thievishness, or association in mischief of any sort.

Words that rhyme with thievish


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