from The Century Dictionary.

  • Deceitful; collusive; fraudulent. Also spelled covenous.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective (Law) Deceitful; collusive; fraudulent; dishonest.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective law deceitful; collusive; fraudulent; dishonest


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  • "I lately had occasion to justify an action to a man," went on Clowes, "but, no, the scurvy fellow would put no faith in my words, insisting that the person I sought to clear was covinous and tricky, and wholly unworthy of trust."

    Janice Meredith


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  • Deceitful, conspiring.

    May 16, 2008