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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.
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 ?
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.
On this occasion she asked me very craftily when grandfather expected to begin planting corn.
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.
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.
The next moment, craftily lifted up about the girth of his leg by an iron fork, the noose tightened and the bite of it sank home into his flesh and pride.
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.
I could not help being a little anxious," she said craftily, but I must own, with some sweetness.
Greaves and knee-pieces were also of leather backed by steel, and their gauntlets and shoes were of iron plates, craftily jointed, So, with jingle of arms and clatter of hoofs, they rode across the Bridge of Avon, while the burghers shouted lustily for the flag of the five roses and its gallant guard.
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.
Then, when they had made their offerings and had drunk each as much as he desired, Ulysses craftily said:--
She knew how I was exulting in having her there, so would not say a word to damp me, but I craftily drew it out of her.
After some discussion, in which all three took an active part, it was decided that Nancy should repair to the Jew's next evening when the night had set in, and bring Oliver away with her; Fagin craftily observing, that, if he evinced any disinclination to the task, he would be more willing to accompany the girl who had so recently interfered in his behalf, than anybody else.