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Definition of CRAFTY

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Crafty \Craft"y\ (kr?ft"?), a. [AS. cr[ae]ftig.]
     1. Relating to, or characterized by, craft or skill; dexterous. [Obs.] "Crafty work." --Piers Plowman. [1913 Webster]

     2. Possessing dexterity; skilled; skillful.
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              A noble crafty man of trees.          --Wyclif. [1913 Webster]

     3. Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily. "A pair of crafty knaves." --Shak. [1913 Webster]

              With anxious care and crafty wiles.   --J. Baillie.

     Syn: Skillful; dexterous; cunning; artful; wily; sly; fraudulent; deceitful; subtle; shrewd. See {Cunning}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

94 Moby Thesaurus words for "crafty":
     Byzantine, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, adroit, ambidextrous, arch, artful, astute, cagey, calculating, canny, chiseling, clever, collusive, covinous, crooked, cunning, cute, deceitful, deep, deep-laid, designing, devious, diplomatic, dishonest, disingenuous, double, double-dealing, double-faced, double-minded, double-tongued, doublehearted, duplicitous, faithless, false, false-principled, falsehearted, fawning, feline, finagling, forsworn, foxy, fraudulent, furtive, guileful, indirect, ingenious, insidious, insincere, inventive, keen, knowing, pawky, perfidious, perjured, plotting, politic, ready, resourceful, scheming, serpentine, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, smooth, snaky, sneaky, sophistical, stealthy, strategic, subtile, subtle, supple, surreptitious, tactical, tidy, treacherous, trickish, tricksy, tricky, two-faced, uncandid, underhand, underhanded, unfrank, unsincere, untruthful, vulpine, wary, wily


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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