crafty

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craft·y

(krăf′tē)
adj. craft·i·er, craft·i·est
1. Skilled in or marked by underhandedness, deviousness, or deception.
2. Devoted to or skilled at handicrafts such as knitting or woodworking.
3. Archaic Skillful; dexterous.

[Middle English, from Old English cræftig, strong, skillful, from cræft, skill.]

craft′i·ly adv.
craft′i·ness n.

crafty

(ˈkrɑːftɪ)
adj, craftier or craftiest
1. skilled in deception; shrewd; cunning
2. archaic skilful
ˈcraftily adv
ˈcraftiness n

craft•y

(ˈkræf ti, ˈkrɑf-)

adj. craft•i•er, craft•i•est.
1. skillful in underhand or evil schemes; cunning; deceitful; sly.
2. Dial. skillful.
[before 900; Middle English; Old English cræftig skilled]
craft′i•ly, adv.
craft′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.crafty - marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

crafty

crafty

adjective
Deceitfully clever:
Translations
مُخادِع، مُراوِغ
lstivý
drevenlistigsnuudspekuleret
slóttugur
ľstivý

crafty

[ˈkrɑːftɪ] ADJ (craftier (compar) (craftiest (superl)))
1. [person] → astuto, vivo; [action] → hábil
2. [gadget etc] → ingenioso

crafty

[ˈkrɑːfti] adj (= cunning) → rusé(e) (= clever) → malin/igne, astucieux/euse

crafty

adj (+er)schlau, clever; he’s a crafty one (inf)er ist ein ganz Schlauer (inf); he’s as crafty as a foxer ist ein schlauer Fuchs; he took a crafty glance at …er riskierte einen verstohlenen Blick auf (+acc)

crafty

[ˈkrɑːftɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) (person) → furbo/a, astuto/a; (action) → abile

craft

(kraːft) noun
1. an art or skill. the craft of wood-carving.
2. (plural craft) a boat or ship. sailing craft.
3. cunning or trickery. craft and deceit.
ˈcrafty adjective
cunning and sly.
ˈcraftily adverb
ˈcraftiness noun
ˈcraftsman (ˈkraːftsmən) noun
a person skilled at making things (especially by hand).
ˈcraftsmanship (ˈkraːfts-) noun
References in classic literature ?
He became quicker of movement than the other dogs, swifter of foot, craftier, deadlier, more lithe, more lean with ironlike muscle and sinew, more enduring, more cruel, more ferocious, and more intelligent.
He is in a child's sleep by this time, I suppose; it's time I should take my craftier head to my more worldly pillow.
Gilas Pilipinas head coach Chot Reyes made it clear that he and his squad weren't daydreaming as they took on the bigger and craftier Aussie squad.
There isn't anyone craftier than Ashish and when it comes to his selection, it's about fitness and not form.
message is getting through, that our respondents were clued-up, or that irresponsible breeders and dealers are getting craftier in duping the public to safeguard their profits.
That left David William Pelino to carry the fight for the gold but he succumbed to the faster and craftier Samuel Kang, 11-4, 11-4, 11-5, in the deciding match.
But Arsenal enlisted a craftier, more thoughtful, more imaginative footballer - a general who became club captain and whose goals tally (52 in 218 appearances) wasn't dramatically different to that which he had enjoyed in Royal Blue (80 in 254).
THERE'S no doubt about it, people are getting craftier.
I had belief in the horse, but he's been harder to assess as he's getting a bit craftier at home.
The home player's craftier racquet work eked out a 2-1 lead but Godson would not lie down and he finished the fourth much the stronger - taking it 11-4 to level the match at 2-2.
As organizations have learned how to better secure themselves, adversaries have had to get craftier," added Stu Bradley, vice president of cybersecurity solutions at SAS.
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