shiftily


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.shiftily - in a shifty manner; "he looked at his new customer shiftily"
Translations
بِمَكْرٍ، بِتَقَلُّب
záludně
lymskulega
hilekârca

shiftily

[ˈʃɪftɪlɪ] ADVfurtivamente, sospechosamente

shiftily

advzwielichtig, nicht ganz sauber (inf); glanceverstohlen; replyausweichend; behaveverdächtig

shiftily

[ˈʃɪftɪlɪ] adv (behave) → in modo equivoco, in modo losco; (answer) → evasivamente

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
References in classic literature ?
In and out of the hive long black robber bees smeared with honey fly timidly and shiftily.
This was evidenced by the magnitude of the enterprises he engaged in, such as, for instance, Panama Mail, by sheer weight of money and fighting power wresting the control away from Shiftily and selling out in two months to the Harriman interests at a rumored enormous advance.
About five streets from Albert Square as it goes, mooching about in back alleys shiftily smoking cigarettes and feebly attempting to disguise himself by pulling up his jacket collar.
Aaron and Paddy are acting shiftily, but it's Chrissie who is arrested as the gun has gone missing from the safe at Home Farm.
Aaron and Paddy are acting shiftily but it's Chrissie who is arrested as the gun has gone missing at Home Farm.
14) to explain the era's radicalism, Israel--albeit with characters shiftily coming and going in his grand narrative--looks to identify a coterie sponsoring a comprehensive series of drastic changes.
PC Rebecca Dodds said: "We spotted this pair acting shiftily and watched as one moved up behind a woman, unzipped her shoulder bag and put her hand inside.
Laggies'' is never more fun than when he calls Megan into his office, shiftily cross-examining her.
Through my iPhone video screen, as the class stood shiftily, mumbling the words, I saw that one child alone had morphed into Bonnie Langford.