quasi crafty

crafty

[kraf-tee, krahf-]
adjective, craftier, craftiest.
1.
skillful in underhand or evil schemes; cunning; deceitful; sly.
2.
Obsolete. skillful; ingenious; dexterous.

Origin:
before 900; Middle English; Old English cræftig skilled. See craft, -y1

craftily, adverb
craftiness, noun
quasi-craftily, adverb
quasi-crafty, adjective
uncraftily, adverb
uncraftiness, noun
uncrafty, adjective


1. wily, tricky, designing, scheming.
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crafty (ˈkrɑːftɪ)
 
adj , craftier, craftiest
1.  skilled in deception; shrewd; cunning
2.  archaic skilful
 
'craftily
 
adv
 
'craftiness
 
n

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crafty
O.E. cræftig "strong, powerful," later "skillful," degenerating by c.1200 to "cunning, sly."
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