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Meaning of CRAFTY

Pronunciation:  'kraftee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  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"
 

CRAFTY is a 6 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: artful, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Craft"y\ (kr?ft"?), a. [AS. cr?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}.

 
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