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crafty

adjective uk   /ˈkrɑːf.ti/ us    /ˈkræf-/
clever, especially in a dishonest or secret way: I've had a crafty idea for getting round the regulations. She was a crafty old woman.
craftily
adverb uk   /-tɪ.li/ us  
craftiness
noun [U] uk   /-nəs/ us  
Translations of “crafty”
in Korean 간교한…
in Arabic ماكِر, مُخادِع…
in Portuguese astuto…
in Catalan astut…
in Japanese 悪賢い…
in Italian furbo, abile…
in Chinese (Traditional) 狡猾的, 狡詐的, 詭計多端的…
in Russian хитрый, коварный…
in Turkish hilekâr, düzenbaz, kurnaz…
in Chinese (Simplified) 狡猾的, 狡诈的, 诡计多端的…
in Polish przebiegły…
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