crafty

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Related to craftiest: expeditiously, surpassingly

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 ?
This loathing choketh me, that we kings ourselves have become false, draped and disguised with the old faded pomp of our ancestors, show-pieces for the stupidest, the craftiest, and whosoever at present trafficketh for power.
And at the last and craftiest compliment my own love looked at me through her tears, as though some day or other she might forgive me.
So, on his next trip, Bim and Bawn, two young men, and of hunters the craftiest, followed after him, taking care not to be seen.
There is a city in the heart of Argos, pasture land of horses, called Ephyra, where Sisyphus lived, who was the craftiest of all mankind.
And his bloodshot eyes rolled with rich delight from the decanter and glasses on the octagonal table to another decanter in the quaintest and craftiest of revolving spirit tables.
Some of the craftiest scoundrels that ever walked this earth, or rather--for walking implies, at least, an erect position and the bearing of a man--that ever crawled and crept through life by its dirtiest and narrowest ways, will gravely jot down in diaries the events of every day, and keep a regular debtor and creditor account with Heaven, which shall always show a floating balance in their own favour.
But mobile phones can also provide police with all the evidence they need to snare even the craftiest of crooks.
One of the craftiest guards in the amateur ranks, Jett Manuel has tossed his hat in the 2017 PBA Rookie Draft pool.
Although deer hunting is different there than in the Midwest where I live now, I am thankful I cut my deer-hunting teeth in the South--home to some of the craftiest hunters you'll find anywhere.
There are those who think that chickens are dim-witted, but I have found the opposite to be true: Chickens were some of the craftiest creatures on our farm.
You've called him "the craftiest of American poets.