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craftyadjective

 us   /ˈkræf·ti/
skillful in ​argument but ​likely to be ​dishonest: a crafty ​lawyer
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"crafty" in British English

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craftyadjective

uk   /ˈkrɑːf.ti/  us   /ˈkræf-/
clever, ​especially in a ​dishonest or ​secret way: I have some ​craftideas for getting around the ​regulations. She was a crafty ​old woman.
craftily
adverb uk   us   /-tɪ.li/
craftiness
noun [U] uk   us   /-nəs/
(Definition of crafty from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © 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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