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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.

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 ?
A very old Mouse, who had escaped many a trap and snare, observed from a safe distance the trick of his crafty foe and said, "Ah
Also, he bethought him of a crafty ruse and reversed the marks of their hoofs, making the front behind and the hind before, while he himself walked the other way (14).
In her many musings, she surrounds the original smile with a multitude of fantasies, which make it strange and awful: as, for instance, if she imagines him in a coffin, that parting look is frozen on his pale features; or, if she dreams of him in heaven, still his blessed spirit wears a quiet and crafty smile.
But base and crafty cowards, are like the arrow that flieth in the dark.
I HAD indeed had a very long talk with the crafty little politician, and on regaining my quarters, I found that dinner was half over.
Thus, the pair of lovers could be jarred apart by misunderstood motives, by accident of fate, by jealous rivals, by irate parents, by crafty guardians, by scheming relatives, and so forth and so forth; they could be reunited by a brave deed of the man lover, by a similar deed of the woman lover, by change of heart in one lover or the other, by forced confession of crafty guardian, scheming relative, or jealous rival, by voluntary confession of same, by discovery of some unguessed secret, by lover storming girl's heart, by lover making long and noble self-sacrifice, and so on, endlessly.
The gnat, who was the most crafty, flew into the forest where the enemy was assembled, and hid herself beneath a leaf of the tree where the password was to be announced.
Not only did his contempories, carried away by their passions, talk in this way, but posterity and history have acclaimed Napoleon as grand, while Kutuzov is described by foreigners as a crafty, dissolute, weak old courtier, and by Russians as something indefinite- a sort of puppet useful only because he had a Russian name.
Verily, the crafty ego, the loveless one, that seeketh its advantage in the advantage of many--it is not the origin of the herd, but its ruin.
But the Pawnee chief was not slow to discover that his crafty antagonist had no objection to waste the time so idly, and, as they mutually proved, in expedients that were so entirely useless.
I have known ambition, when cured at court by frequent disappointments (which are the only physic for it), to break out again in a contest for foreman of the grand jury at an assizes; and have heard of a man who had so far conquered avarice, as to give away many a sixpence, that comforted himself, at last, on his deathbed, by making a crafty and advantageous bargain concerning his ensuing funeral, with an undertaker who had married his only child.
The captain knew the character of these savages; one of the most roving, warlike, crafty, and predatory tribes of the mountains; horse-stealers of the first order, and easily provoked to acts of sanguinary violence.