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crafty

[kraf-tee, krahf-] /ˈkræf ti, ˈkrɑf-/
adjective, craftier, craftiest.
1.
skillful in underhand or evil schemes; cunning; deceitful; sly.
2.
Obsolete. skillful; ingenious; dexterous.
Origin
900
before 900; Middle English; Old English cræftig skilled. See craft, -y1
Related forms
craftily, adverb
craftiness, noun
quasi-craftily, adverb
quasi-crafty, adjective
uncraftily, adverb
uncraftiness, noun
uncrafty, adjective
Synonyms
1. wily, tricky, designing, scheming.
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crafty

/ˈkrɑːftɪ/
adjective craftier, craftiest
1.
skilled in deception; shrewd; cunning
2.
(archaic) skilful
Derived Forms
craftily, adverb
craftiness, noun
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Word Origin and History for un-craftiness

crafty

adj.

c.1200, crafti, from Old English cræftig "strong, powerful," later "skillful, ingenious," degenerating by c.1200 to "cunning, sly" (but through 15c. also "skillfully done or made; intelligent, learned; artful, scientific") from craft (n.) + -y (2). Related: Craftily; craftiness.

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