Definition of Crafty

1. Adjective. Marked by skill in deception. "A wily old attorney"




Definition of Crafty

1. a. Relating to, or characterized by, craft or skill; dexterous.

Definition of Crafty

1. Adjective. Relating to, or characterized by, craft or skill; dexterous. ¹

2. Adjective. Possessing dexterity; skilled; skillful. ¹

3. Adjective. Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Crafty

1. skillful in deceiving [adj CRAFTIER, CRAFTIEST] : CRAFTILY [adv]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Crafty

craftsmaster
craftsmasters
craftsmen
craftspeople
craftsperson
craftspersons
craftspersonship
craftswoman
craftswomanship
craftswomen
craftsy
craftwork
craftworker
craftworkers
craftworks
crafty (current term)
crag
cragfast
cragged
craggedness
cragger
craggers
craggier
craggiest
craggily
cragginess
cragginesses
craggy
crags
cragsman

Literary usage of Crafty

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1. Works by Washington Irving (1893)
"He was no less rapacious than mighty, and, withal, as crafty as he was rapacious ; so that there is very little doubt, ..."

2. A History of New-York: From the Beginning of the World to the End of the by Washington Irving (1860)
"He was no less rapacious than mighty, and, withal, as crafty as he was rapacious, so that there is very little doubt that, had he lived some four or five ..."

3. Knickerbocker's History of New York by Washington Irving, Edward Windsor Kemble (1893)
"He was no less rapacious than mighty, and, withal, as crafty as he was rapacious ; so that there is very little doubt, that, had he lived some four or five ..."

4. The Expositor edited by Samuel Cox, William Robertson Nicoll, James Moffatt (1876)
"Catching the crafty in their craft, So that the counsel of the subtle becometh foolhardy, 14. And in the daytime they fumble in darkness, And in the blaze ..."

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