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shift·y

 (shĭf′tē)
adj. shift·i·er, shift·i·est
1. Having, displaying, or suggestive of deceitful character; evasive or untrustworthy.
2. Distinguished by frequent changes in direction: shifty winds.
3. Able to accomplish what is needed; resourceful.

shift′i·ly adv.
shift′i·ness n.

shifty

(ˈʃɪftɪ)
adj, shiftier or shiftiest
1. given to evasions; artful
2. furtive in character or appearance
3. full of expedients; resourceful
ˈshiftily adv
ˈshiftiness n

shift•y

(ˈʃɪf ti)

adj. shift•i•er, shift•i•est.
1. resourceful; fertile in expedients.
2. evasive; crafty.
3. suggesting an evasive nature: a shifty look.
[1560–70]
shift′i•ly, adv.
shift′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.shifty - characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"
untrustworthy, untrusty - not worthy of trust or belief; "an untrustworthy person"
2.shifty - changing position or direction; "he drifted into the shifting crowd"; "their nervous shifting glances"; "shifty winds"
unsteady - subject to change or variation; "her unsteady walk"; "his hand was unsteady as he poured the wine"; "an unsteady voice"

shifty

shifty

adjective
Translations
ماكِرماكِر، مُتَقَلِّب
podezřelýzáludný
lusketupålidelig
epäluotettava
lukav
lymskulegur
あてにならない
교활해 보이는
opålitlig
ซึ่งมีกลอุบาย
có vẻ không lương thiện

shifty

[ˈʃɪftɪ] ADJ (shiftier (compar) (shiftiest (superl))) [look] → furtivo; [person, behaviour] → sospechoso

shifty

[ˈʃɪfti] adj [person, behaviour] → louche; [eyes] → fuyant(e)
He looked shifty → Il avait l'air louche.

shifty

adj (+er)zwielichtig, nicht ganz sauber (inf); person, character alsofragwürdig; glanceverstohlen; eyesverschlagen; replyausweichend; there was something shifty about …mit … war etwas faul (inf); he has a shifty look in his eyeer hat so einen unsicheren Blick; a shifty expression came over his facesein Gesicht nahm einen gerissenen Ausdruck an; a shifty little manein verdächtiger kleiner Kerl

shifty

[ˈʃɪftɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person) → losco/a, equivoco/a; (behaviour) → equivoco/a; (eyes) → sfuggente

shift

(ʃift) verb
1. to change (the) position or direction (of). We spent the whole evening shifting furniture around; The wind shifted to the west overnight.
2. to transfer. She shifted the blame on to me.
3. to get rid of. This detergent shifts stains.
noun
1. a change (of position etc). a shift of emphasis.
2. a group of people who begin work on a job when another group stop work. The night shift does the heavy work.
3. the period during which such a group works. an eight-hour shift; (also adjective) shift work.
ˈshiftless adjective
inefficient, lazy, or without a set purpose. He's rather shiftless – he's had four jobs in six months.
ˈshiftlessness noun
ˈshifty adjective
looking cunning and dishonest. I don't trust him – he has a very shifty look.
ˈshiftily adverb
ˈshiftiness noun

shifty

ماكِر podezřelý lusket verstohlen πολυμήχανος furtivo epäluotettava sournois lukav sfuggente あてにならない 교활해 보이는 onoprecht upålitelig niebudzący zaufania trapaceiro переменчивый opålitlig ซึ่งมีกลอุบาย kaypak có vẻ không lương thiện 变化的
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