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
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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.
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.
"It's the craftiness and underhandedness of your actions that's the worst," said Miranda coldly.
His eyes, close together and small, advertised cruelty and craftiness. A gee-string and a cartridge-belt were all the clothes he wore.
It suggested developments of serpentine craftiness. Why not get Jerry Nichols to write him a letter about his Uncle John and the five millions?
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.
His glance was keen but showed cunning rather than intelligence; his lips were straight, and so thin that, as they closed, they were drawn in over the teeth; his cheek-bones were broad and projecting, a never-failing proof of audacity and craftiness; while the flatness of his forehead, and the enlargement of the back of his skull, which rose much higher than his large and coarsely shaped ears, combined to form a physiognomy anything but prepossessing, save in the eyes of such as considered that the owner of so splendid an equipage must needs be all that was admirable and enviable, more especially when they gazed on the enormous diamond that glittered in his shirt, and the red ribbon that depended from his button-hole.
"Finally, Xodar, who is a fiend for subtle craftiness, evolved a plan whereby we might worm the information from him.
Their faces assumed the awful craftiness of children listening for sounds from the grown-up world.
"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.
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.
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.