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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.

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 ?
If Tom could have seen the crafty smile on the face of the Spaniard as the man left the hotel, the young inventor might have felt even less confidence in the guide.
Tis a canoe of good birchen bark, and paddled by fierce and crafty Mingoes.
At that preluding moment, ere the boat was yet snapped, Ahab, the first to perceive the whale's intent, by the crafty upraising of his head, a movement that loosed his hold for the time; at that moment his hand had made one final effort to push the boat out of the bite.
Don't you fret a mite," he answered, with a crafty little notion at the back of his mind; "I'll see the lady passenger through somehow.
it is really impossible to express how he twisted this ejaculation out of himself, as he peeped round the door-post at me, showing nothing but his crafty old head); 'will you go for fourpence?
Now I had no shield--nothing but the assegai; but I was crafty and he was overbold.
Yes,'' said the Templar, ``I am, Rebecca, as thou hast spoken me, untaught, untamed and proud, that, amidst a shoal of empty fools and crafty bigots, I have retained the preeminent fortitude that places me above them.
The host fancied he called him Castellan because he took him for a "worthy of Castile," though he was in fact an Andalusian, and one from the strand of San Lucar, as crafty a thief as Cacus and as full of tricks as a student or a page.
So down went he with a loud splash into the middle of the stream, where the crafty friar had conveyed him.
His mouth was large, and the lips, which had not yet regained their color, were particularly thin; in fact, the deep and crafty look, giving a predominant expression to the child's face, belonged rather to a boy of twelve or fourteen than to one so young.
As the ram was going out, last of all, heavy with its fleece and with the weight of my crafty self, Polyphemus laid hold of it and said:
At all events," answered D'Artagnan, with a smile almost as crafty as the cardinal's, "they beat them when they draw their swords.