shiftiness


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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:
Noun1.shiftiness - the quality of being a slippery rascalshiftiness - the quality of being a slippery rascal
dishonesty - the quality of being dishonest
2.shiftiness - the quality of being changeable in direction; "the shiftiness of the wind caused the boat to veer unpredictably"
changeability, changeableness - the quality of being changeable; having a marked tendency to change; "the changeableness of the weather"

shiftiness

noun
1. The act or practice of deceiving:
Translations
مَكْر، تَقَلُّب
záludnost
upålidelighed
lymska
hilekârlık

shiftiness

[ˈʃɪftɪnɪs] N [of person, behaviour] → lo sospechoso; [of look] → lo furtivo

shiftiness

nZwielichtigkeit f; (of person, character also)Fragwürdigkeit f; (of glance)Verstohlenheit f; (of reply)Ausweichen nt; there was a certain shiftiness in his mannersein Verhalten hatte etwas Verdächtiges

shiftiness

[ˈʃɪftɪnɪs] n (of behaviour) → equivocità; (of answer) → evasività

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 ?
They followed Prince Dolgorukov out into the corridor and met- coming out of the door of the Emperor's room by which Dolgorukov had entered- a short man in civilian clothes with a clever face and sharply projecting jaw which, without spoiling his face, gave him a peculiar vivacity and shiftiness of expression.
There was a shiftiness of his whole appearance that even found expression in the cat-like manner of his gait, and to it all a sinister suggestion was added by the long slim knife that always rested at his waist, slipped through the greasy cord that supported his soiled apron.
"However," said the girl, despising her cousin's shiftiness, "What's done's done.
His confidence in the man vanished as he looked at him and saw his insignificance, his dirty appearance, his shiftiness, and his unintelligent, hairy face.
at right offensive tackle; third-rounder Devin Singletary, whose shiftiness at running back reminds some of a young LeSean McCoy, the rapidly declining Bills veteran running back he may replace, and third-rounder Dawson Knox, who could see considerable playing time at tight end, one of Buffalo's thinnest positions.
In this unprecedented moment of national decision, he owes them - and the country - clarity and realism, not shiftiness and tired ideological stances.
The way he asked, the narrowing of the eyes, the hushed tones, the shiftiness signalled one thing - GUILT.
Offensively, senior running back Tyquan Cox returns sprinter's speed, shiftiness and a 1,000-yard junior season.
is a part of who we are as a species and should be appreciated and critically understood and evaluated as such." Within this appreciation, Congdon and Blandy place an emphasis on "discovering personal and communal authenticity" that might occur in a world filled with "contradictions, seductions, illusions, incongruence, and shape shiftiness." In other words, they are interested in how authenticity can exist in a fake world.
The lie-detecting technology will go beyond just facial recognition and incorporate a method to spot signs of potential shiftiness. These will include eye movements, vocal changes, odd posture or facial movements.
Now, having rather botched its democracy initiative, Facebook is a tool for "connectedness." This kind of shiftiness is the rule rather than the exception.
(1.) Helen Sword explains that modernists were "intrigued and attracted by spiritualism's ontological shiftiness" and "its subversive celebrations of alternate, often explicitly feminine, modes of writing" (2002, 8-9).