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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. Chiefly British Skillful; dexterous.

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

craft′i·ly adv.
craft′i·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.craftily - in an artful mannercraftily - in an artful manner; "he craftily arranged to be there when the decision was announced"; "had ever circumstances conspired so cunningly?"
Translations
بِمُخادَعَـه، بِمُراوَغَـه
lstivě
dreventlistigtudspekuleret
lymskulega
ľstivo
kurnazcaşeytanca

craftily

[ˈkrɑːftɪlɪ] ADVastutamente

craftily

[ˈkrɑːftɪli] adv (= cleverly) → avec rusecraft knife ncutter m

craftily

advschlau, clever

craftily

[ˈkrɑːftɪlɪ] adv (see adj) → furbamente, astutamente, abilmente

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 ?
On this occasion she asked me very craftily when grandfather expected to begin planting corn.
Nor could she otherwise account for the Judge's quiescent mood than by supposing him craftily on the watch, while Clifford developed these symptoms of a distracted mind.
Whether the witch had read the minister's thoughts or no, she came to a full stop, looked shrewdly into his face, smiled craftily, and -- though little given to converse with clergymen -- began a conversation.
Every fine straight line in the clear whiteness of his face, was cruelly, craftily, and closely compressed, while he stood looking quietly at his nephew, with his snuff-box in his hand.
It was a smile that had in it something both of pain and weakness--a haggard old man's smile; but there was, besides that, a grain of derision, a shadow of treachery, in his expression as he craftily watched, and watched, and watched me at my work.
He reflected how convinced Anselmo would be that he had a second Portia for a wife, and he looked forward anxiously to meeting him in order to rejoice together over falsehood and truth the most craftily veiled that could be imagined.
Then, when they had made their offerings and had drunk each as much as he desired, Ulysses craftily said:--
This scheme was pretty craftily contrived; for the women of America were very fond of tea, and did not like to give up the use of it.
Achilles in his turn attacked noble Agenor, but Apollo would not vouchsafe him glory, for he snatched Agenor away and hid him in a thick mist, sending him out of the battle unmolested Then he craftily drew the son of Peleus away from going after the host, for he put on the semblance of Agenor and stood in front of Achilles, who ran towards him to give him chase and pursued him over the corn lands of the plain, turning him towards the deep waters of the river Scamander.
Here was deadly insult on deadlier injury - and the Sahib to whom he had so craftily given that war-waking letter heard it all.
There are five particulars in which, under fair pretences, the rich craftily endeavour to undermine the rights of the people, these are their public assemblies, their offices of state, their courts of justice, their military power, and their gymnastic exercises.
Never, I feel sure, were truth and falsehood more craftily interwoven; yet I had thought of none of it until the woman was at my door, while of much I had not thought at all.