craftiness


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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:
Noun1.craftiness - shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deceptioncraftiness - shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness - intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
2.craftiness - the quality of being crafty
disingenuousness - the quality of being disingenuous and lacking candor

craftiness

noun
Translations
مُخادَعَه، مُراوَغَـه
lstivost
drevenhedlistighedudspekulerethed
lymska
hilekârlıkkurnazlık

craftiness

[ˈkrɑːftɪnɪs] Nastucia f

craftiness

nSchlauheit f, → Cleverness f

craftiness

[ˈkrɑːftɪnɪs] n (see adj) → furbizia, astuzia, abilità

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 ?
It's the craftiness and underhandedness of your actions that's the worst," said Miranda coldly.
As a ruler, the East Wind has a remarkable stability; as an invader of the high latitudes lying under the tumultuous sway of his great brother, the Wind of the West, he is extremely difficult to dislodge, by the reason of his cold craftiness and profound duplicity.
Finally, Xodar, who is a fiend for subtle craftiness, evolved a plan whereby we might worm the information from him.
Bax became more definitely clerical, if it were possible, he seemed to speak with a certain innocent craftiness, as he pointed out that all this laid a special duty upon earnest Christians.
Their faces assumed the awful craftiness of children listening for sounds from the grown-up world.
But the brain, and the agility, and the muscles that had coped with the mighty strength and cruel craftiness of Terkoz and Numa in the fastness of their savage jungle were not to be so easily subdued as these apaches of Paris had believed.
His eyes, close together and small, advertised cruelty and craftiness.
She had barely gone half a quarter of a league before she sees one of the brigands coming after her, just out of craftiness to make quite sure that she had seen nothing.
It suggested developments of serpentine craftiness.
The imps will lie for hours, like sleeping alligators, brooding their deviltries in dreams and other craftiness, until such time as they see some real danger is at hand, and then they look to themselves the same as other mortals.
Its old simplicity of expression got masked by a certain craftiness that assimilated even his good-humour to itself.
Mrs Quilp departed according to order, and her amiable husband, ensconcing himself behind the partly opened door, and applying his ear close to it, began to listen with a face of great craftiness and attention.