Meaning of “shifty” in the English Dictionary

"shifty" in English

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shiftyadjective

uk /ˈʃɪf.ti/ us /ˈʃɪf.ti/
shiftily
adverb uk /ˈʃɪf.təl.i/ us /ˈʃɪf.təl.i/
shiftiness
noun [ U ] uk /ˈʃɪf.ti.nəs/ us /ˈʃɪf.ti.nəs/

(Definition of “shifty” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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shiftyadjective [ -er/-est only ]

us /ˈʃɪf·ti/ disapproving

intelligent and skilled in deceiving others:

His shifty eyes make him look like a used-car salesman.

(Definition of “shifty” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)