craftiness

  • 1 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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  • 2 craftiness — index artifice, deceit, deception, evasion, fraud, improbity, indirection (deceitfulness), knavery …

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

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  • 4 craftiness — noun see crafty …

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  • 5 craftiness — See craftily. * * * …

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  • 6 craftiness — noun Skill in deception, slyness …

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  • 7 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 …

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  • 8 craftiness — craft|i|ness [ kræftinəs ] noun uncount skill at getting what you want, using clever or dishonest methods: CUNNING …

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

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  • 10 craftiness — craft·i·ness …

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  • 11 craftiness — See: crafty …

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  • 12 craftiness — noun 1. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception • Syn: ↑craft, ↑cunning, ↑foxiness, ↑guile, ↑slyness, ↑wiliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wily ( …

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  • 13 cunning — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Craftiness Nouns 1. cunning, craft, craftiness, canniness, wit; gumption; slyness, artifice, art; subtlety, finesse, maneuvering; diplomacy, Machiavellianism, politics; resourcefulness; Jesuitry;… …

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  • 14 guile — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. deception, deceitfulness; trickery, cunning, craftiness. II (Roget s IV) n. Syn. craft, cunning, cleverness, duplicity; see cunning , dishonesty . III (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) (VOCABULARY WORD) n.… …

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  • 15 art — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. craft, skill; cunning; science, technics; fine arts (See representation). See business. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Skill or creative power] Syn. skill, craft, technique, artistry, craftsmanship,… …

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  • 16 craft — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. skill, expertise; art, handicraft; trade; vessel, ship, boat; cunning, artfulness, deceit, trickery. See business. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Skill] Syn. proficiency, competence, adeptness; see ability 2 …

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  • 17 foxiness — noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception • Syn: ↑craft, ↑craftiness, ↑cunning, ↑guile, ↑slyness, ↑wiliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wily ( …

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  • 18 wiles — n tricks, stratagems, ruses, ploys, devices, contrivances, guile, manoeuvres, subterfuge, cunning, deceit, deception, cheating, trickery, fraud, craftiness, artfulness, chicanery COLLOQ. dodges ≠ guilelessness * * * [plural noun] trickery,… …

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  • 19 By the sly — Sly Sly, a. [Compar. {Slier}or {Slyer}; superl. {Sliest} or {Slyest}.] [OE. sli, slegh, sleih, Icel. sl?gr, for sl?gr; akin to Sw. slug, Dan. slu, LG. slou, G. schlau; probably to E. slay, v.t.; cf. G. verschlagen sly. See {Slay}, v. t., and cf.… …

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  • 20 On the sly — Sly Sly, a. [Compar. {Slier}or {Slyer}; superl. {Sliest} or {Slyest}.] [OE. sli, slegh, sleih, Icel. sl?gr, for sl?gr; akin to Sw. slug, Dan. slu, LG. slou, G. schlau; probably to E. slay, v.t.; cf. G. verschlagen sly. See {Slay}, v. t., and cf.… …

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