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Synonyms for crafty
ˈkræf ti, ˈkrɑf-crafty

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English Synonyms and Antonyms

  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 WordNet

  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 Synonymes

  1. craftyadjective

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. craftyadjective

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

    Antonyms:
    guileless, artless, undesigning

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases for "crafty":

    ingenious, cunning, clever, resourceful, malignant, smart

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How to use crafty in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    A person's thought can not be crafty, cunning and clever unless and until there is a slot of selfishness in the soul and the clot of ego in the heart to distort or rot his/her mind.

  2. Anuj Somany:

    Crook and crafty authority rules at a place where stupidity prevails because of the majority of people being selfish or fools.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    Public display of donation is neither a charity nor a deed of humanity, but only seeking publicity or a work of a crafty person.

  4. 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.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    When crafty fox talks about crook hyena being ill and hospitalized, hired monkeys makes a hue and cry over it and donkeys easily believe it. Dog knows it is a fake news and this drama will end within a few days only as it happened in cases of wolf and jackal earlier.


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