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Definition of "thievish" [thiev•ish]

  • Given to thieving. (adjective)
  • Of, similar to, or characteristic of a thief; furtive. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "thievish" in a sentence
  • "Commission head Aleksandr Gurov said Ryabov called the articles on the expenditure of regional offices "thievish" and called federal and regional authorities "the subjects of theft.""
  • "It looked to Kellen as if the Centaur had been up to his old thievish tricks again, and this time he'd had the poor judgment to try robbing a bee-tree when the bees were all at home."
  • "So all we got was what was in that one keep—and mine is half spent already, for the merchants here are a thievish lot."