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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:

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

  2. 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.'.

  3. Anuj Somany:

    In the day light, Wolves and Jackals pretend to verbally fight with each other only to delight the audience full of donkeys and monkeys and once out of sight of the spectators , they party together to eat the meat or sweet in the night . In this whole drama, the crafty foxes divide themselves into supporters and detractors of the conflict to propagate the matter to further befool the viewers & listeners.

  4. Anuj Somany:

    Crafty fox talks about the contest of Wolf Vs Jackal and asks others in the forest whom they support and who they want to select and only asses make the choices .Dog knows it is a way to divide & rule to make animals fool again because Wolf and Jackal are either cousin brothers or brother and sister only.

  5. Anuj Somany:

    When wolf doesn't want to be named directly in the cruel acts on animals, his hired crafty fox spreads the news across the forest that it is an instruction of X beast.

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