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crafty


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Crafty  \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}. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  crafty 
  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"  [syn:  {cunning},  {dodgy}, 
  {foxy},  {guileful},  {knavish},  {slick},  {sly},  {tricksy}, 
  {tricky},  {wily}] 




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