Craftiness Craft"i*ness (kr?ft"?-n?s), n. Dexterity in devising and effecting a purpose; cunning; artifice; stratagem. [1913 Webster]

He taketh the wise in their own craftiness. --Job. v. 13. [1913 Webster]

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  • craftiness — crafty ► ADJECTIVE (craftier, craftiest) ▪ cunning or deceitful. DERIVATIVES craftily adverb craftiness noun. ORIGIN Old English …   English terms dictionary

  • craftiness — noun see crafty …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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  • craftiness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Deceitful cleverness: art, artfulness, artifice, craft, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness. See HONEST, MEANS. 2. Lack of straightforwardness and honesty in action: chicanery, craft, deviousness, dishonesty …   English dictionary for students

  • craftiness — craft|i|ness [ kræftinəs ] noun uncount skill at getting what you want, using clever or dishonest methods: CUNNING …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • craftiness — craft·i·ness || kæftɪnɪs / krɑːf n. cunning, slyness; cleverness, shrewdness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • craftiness — craft·i·ness …   English syllables

  • craftiness — See: crafty …   English dictionary

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