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Synonyms for crafty
ˈkræf ti, ˈkrɑf-crafty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms0.0 / 0 votes

  1. crafty

    Acute, from the Latin, suggests the sharpness of the needle's point; keen, from the Saxon, the sharpness of the cutting edge. Astute, from the Latin, with the original sense of cunning has come to have a meaning that combines the sense of acute or keen with that of sagacious. The astute mind adds to acuteness and keenness an element of cunning or finesse. The astute debater leads his opponents into a snare by getting them to make admissions, or urge arguments, of which he sees a result that they do not perceive. The acute, keen intellect may take no special advantage of these qualities; the astute mind has always a point to make for itself, and seldom fails to make it. A knowing look, air, etc., in general indicates practical knowledge with a touch of shrewdness, and perhaps of cunning; in regard to some special matter, it indicates the possession of reserved knowledge which the person could impart if he chose. Knowing has often a slightly invidious sense. We speak of a knowing rascal, meaning cunning or shrewd within a narrow range, but of a knowing horse or dog, in the sense of sagacious, implying that he knows more than could be expected of such an animal. A knowing child has more knowledge than would be looked for at his years, perhaps more than is quite desirable, while to speak of a child as intelligent is altogether complimentary.

    Synonyms:
    acute, astute, clear-sighted, cunning, discerning, discriminating, keen, knowing, penetrating, penetrative, perspicacious, sagacious, sharp, shrewd, subtile, subtle

    Antonyms:
    blind, dull, idiotic, imbecile, shallow, short-sighted, stolid, stupid, undiscerning, unintelligent

Princeton's WordNet2.0 / 2 votes

  1. crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wilyadjective

    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"

    Synonyms:
    tricksy, slippery, cunning, silky, clever, dicey, slick, sly, cute, satiny, chancy, sleek, catchy, ingenious, chanceful, pat, silklike, wily, guileful, knavish, dodgy, silken, glib, tricky, foxy

    Antonyms:
    artless

Dictionary of English Synonymes5.0 / 1 vote

  1. craftyadjective

    Synonyms:
    cunning, artful, deceitful, astute, sly, arch, subtle, shrewd, wily, invidious, intriguing, tricky, crooked, diplomatic, machiavelian

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words0.0 / 0 votes

  1. craftyadjective

    Synonyms:
    shrewd, artful, wily, tricky, cunning, sly, deceitful, machiavelian

    Antonyms:
    guileless, artless, undesigning

PPDB, the paraphrase database0.0 / 0 votes

  1. List of paraphrases for "crafty":

    ingenious, cunning, clever, resourceful, malignant, smart

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How to use crafty in a sentence?

  1. Trevor Noah:

    You're telling me that the crafty Democrats have used their satanic powers to steal the election, but for some reason they didn't steal the Senate? because, what? They were using the free version of satanic powers and taking the Senate is a premium feature?

  2. Lucas Giolito:

    I didn’t really have good fastball velocity, i didn’t feel like I could just reach back and throw it 95 or 96 and blow someone up. It was a lot more trying to be crafty.

  3. Anne Frank:

    They mustn't know my despair, I can't let them see the wounds which they have caused, I couldn't bear their sympathy and their kind-hearted jokes, it would only make me want to scream all the more. If I talk, everyone thinks I'm showing off; when I'm silent they think I'm ridiculous; rude if I answer, sly if I get a good idea, lazy if I'm tired, selfish if I eat a mouthful more than I should, stupid, cowardly, crafty, etc. etc.

  4. Soho House:

    Taylor Swift.The singer walked in, and I'll never forget this -- she said,' Oooh, it's so crafty,' and in Taylor-speak, that means' I like everything.'.

  5. Daniel Hoffman:

    In the Soviet days, the Soviets tried to crack down on news and exercise full control over what people could hear and read, you know, like George Orwell ‘1984’ stuff. But they weren't successful and information got in, books got in, banned information got in, russians are crafty people, and they’ll find a way.


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