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Synonyms for crafty
ˈkræf ti, ˈkrɑf-

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily(adj)

    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

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

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. crafty(a.)

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

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. crafty(a)

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

    Antonyms:
    guileless, artless, undesigning

PPDB, the paraphrase database

  1. List of paraphrases:

    ingenious, cunning, clever, resourceful, malignant, smart

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How to use crafty in a sentence?

  1. Anuj Somany:

    Better to have merely one loyal dog around than be surrounded by many crafty foxes and cannibal wolves who come nearby only to get own individual profit found.

  2. 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.

  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. Anuj Somany:

    When the wolf talks nice, the crafty fox finds it good only but not the loyal dogs.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    When the wolf virulently talks against the jackal or mocks each other in front of the hawks or other animals and even when it knocks the door of the crafty fox for the justice in their case. It makes the asses to hear or watch constantly this news and fervently discuss about their verbal fight issues,but the dog knows from the day one that this blame game is an enacted drama between them and eventually the hens or cocks will be made the scapegoat.


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