knave knave  /ˈneɪv/

Definition(s):

  1. (n) a deceitful and unreliable scoundrel
  2. (n) one of four face cards in a deck bearing a picture of a young prince

Usage(s):

  1. And, like Erin Brockovich, it tries to establish the Julia Roberts character as a saint by painting everyone else as a knave, a fool or a weakling.
  2. After such an event, anyone persisting in maintaining Simpson's innocence would have been exposed as a fool or a knave.
  3. Their parents, Bill and Wanda Grimes, weren't thrilled when Billie's smack-the-knave impulses propelled her into the Army.

News

  • Comic-Con: Naveen Andrews Joining ABC’s ‘Once Upon A Time In Wonderland’ As Jafar

    Anthony D’Alessandro contributes to Deadline’s Comic-Con coverage. UPDATED: Lost vet Naveen Andrews is boarding Once Upon A Time In Wonderland as the genie villain Jafar. That was the big news coming out of the ABC’s show’s panel today at Comic-Con. Andrews joined the Wonderland cast members Sophie Lowe (Alice), Michael Socha (Knave of Hearts), Emma Rigby (Red Queen) and Peter Gadiot (Cyrus ...
    on July 20, 2013     Source: Deadline Hollywood

Quotes

  1. The president "may have deliberately deceived the United States to get us into a war," Jerrold Nadler, DN.Y., said. "Was the president of the United States a fool or a knave?"
    on Jun 16, 2005 By: Jerrold Nadler Source: San Diego Union Tribune

  2. June 8 (Bloomberg) -- Gary Lineker, the former England soccer captain, portrayed Liverpool Football Club player Harry Kewell as "a fool and a knave" in a 2003 article for the Sunday Telegraph, lawyers for Kewell told a London Court today.
    on Jun 8, 2005 By: Harry Kewell Source: Bloomberg

  3. As he moved the provision in the constituent assembly on June 15, 1949, Dr BR Ambedkar said "it has given me a great deal of headache" for it cannot prevent the appointment as chief election commissioner of "either a fool or a knave or a...
    on Apr 30, 2010 By: BR Ambedkar Source: DAWN.com

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