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ADJECTIVE (1)

1. marked by skill in deception;
- Example: "cunning men often pass for wise"
- Example: "deep political machinations"
- Example: "a foxy scheme"
- Example: "a slick evasive answer"
- Example: "sly as a fox"
- Example: "tricky Dick"
- Example: "a wily old attorney"
[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. [1913 Webster] 2. Possessing dexterity; skilled; skillful. [1913 Webster] A noble crafty man of trees. --Wyclif. [1913 Webster] 3. Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily. "A pair of crafty knaves." --Shak. [1913 Webster] With anxious care and crafty wiles. --J. Baillie. Syn: Skillful; dexterous; cunning; artful; wily; sly; fraudulent; deceitful; subtle; shrewd. See Cunning. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

crafty 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, tricky, wily]
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