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craftyadjective

uk   /ˈkrɑːf.ti/ us   /ˈkræf.ti/
clever, especially in a dishonest or secret way: I have some craft ideas for getting around the regulations. She was a crafty old woman.
craftily
adverb uk   /ˈkrɑːf.təl.i/ us   /ˈkræf.təl.i/
craftiness
noun [U] uk   /ˈkrɑːf.ti.nəs/ us   /ˈkræf.ti.nəs/
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craftyadjective

us   /ˈkræf·ti/
skillful in argument but likely to be dishonest: a crafty lawyer
(Definition of crafty from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “crafty”
in Arabic ماكِر, مُخادِع…
in Korean 간교한…
in Portuguese astuto…
in Catalan astut…
in Japanese 悪賢い…
in Chinese (Simplified) 狡猾的, 狡诈的, 诡计多端的…
in Turkish hilekâr, düzenbaz, kurnaz…
in Russian хитрый, коварный…
in Chinese (Traditional) 狡猾的, 狡詐的, 詭計多端的…
in Italian furbo, abile…
in Polish przebiegły…
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