1. [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily]
The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:
Crafty \Craft"y\ (kr?ft"?), a. [AS. cr[ae]ftig.]
1. Relating to, or characterized by, craft or skill;
dexterous. [Obs.] "Crafty work." --Piers Plowman.
2. Possessing dexterity; skilled; skillful.
A noble crafty man of trees. --Wyclif.
3. Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft;
cunning; wily. "A pair of crafty knaves." --Shak.
With anxious care and crafty wiles. --J. Baillie.
Syn: Skillful; dexterous; cunning; artful; wily; sly;
fraudulent; deceitful; subtle; shrewd. See Cunning.
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):
adj 1: 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" [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy,
foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy,
Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0:
94 Moby Thesaurus words for "crafty":
Byzantine, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, adroit,
ambidextrous, arch, artful, astute, cagey, calculating, canny,
chiseling, clever, collusive, covinous, crooked, cunning, cute,
deceitful, deep, deep-laid, designing, devious, diplomatic,
dishonest, disingenuous, double, double-dealing, double-faced,
double-minded, double-tongued, doublehearted, duplicitous,
faithless, false, false-principled, falsehearted, fawning, feline,
finagling, forsworn, foxy, fraudulent, furtive, guileful, indirect,
ingenious, insidious, insincere, inventive, keen, knowing, pawky,
perfidious, perjured, plotting, politic, ready, resourceful,
scheming, serpentine, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly,
smooth, snaky, sneaky, sophistical, stealthy, strategic, subtile,
subtle, supple, surreptitious, tactical, tidy, treacherous,
trickish, tricksy, tricky, two-faced, uncandid, underhand,
underhanded, unfrank, unsincere, untruthful, vulpine, wary, wily