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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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