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1. crafty

adjective. ['ˈkræfti'] marked by skill in deception.

Synonyms

  • slick
  • sly
  • wily
  • cunning
  • tricksy
  • tricky
  • artful
  • foxy
  • knavish
  • guileful

Antonyms

  • safe
  • dull
  • roughness
  • implausible

Etymology

  • cræftig (Old English (ca. 450-1100))

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Words that Rhyme with Crafty

  • drafty
  • raffety

How do you pronounce crafty?

Pronounce crafty as ˈkræfti.

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Example sentences of the word crafty


1. Adjective
You do not need to be crafty or a carpenter.

2. Verb, past participle
Birds can be crafty, and with enough time many can figure out how to escape.

Quotes containing the word crafty


1. It's the word 'artful'; it's such a great word, with its dark and its light side, its art and its cunning, the craft and the crafty of it - I've been preoccupied with the word 'artful' and the twin notions of 'cornucopia' and 'pickpocket' it suggests for quite some time.
- Ali Smith

2. A poet should be so crafty with words that he is envied even for his pains.
- Criss Jami, Killosophy

2. arty-crafty

adjective. pretentiously artistic; cloyingly charming.

Synonyms

  • pretentious

Antonyms

  • tasteful
  • unostentatious
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