Pronunciation of Craftiness
/kɹˈaftɪnəs/, /kɹˈaftɪnəs/, /k_ɹ_ˈa_f_t_ɪ_n_ə_s/
Synonyms for craftiness:
device, sneakiness, shiftiness.
Other synonyms and related words:
dissembling, cheating, chicane, trickery, craftsmanship, sneakiness, deceit, shenanigan, crookery, deceptiveness, workmanship, fraud, dupery, trade, imposition, indirection, deception, wile, device, craft, duplicity, artifice, guilefulness, caginess, shadiness, shiftiness, dissimulation.
Sense 1 (noun)
Sense 2 (noun)
shadiness, sneakiness, shiftiness, indirection.
fraudulence, dishonesty, underhandedness, prevarication, Improbity, traitorousness, chicanery, unscrupulousness, feloniousness, hypocrisy, treachery, corruption, insincerity, deceitfulness, crookedness, immorality.
humor, scurrility, scintillation, trickiness, cleverness, artfulness, astuteness, deftness, Subtleness, facility, wit, finesse, irony, foxiness, Canniness, sharpness, ingeniousness, drollness, comedy, sophistry, resourcefulness, inventiveness, intellect, shrewdness, wiliness, quickness, Cunningness, adroitness, brilliance, urbanity, slyness.
Usage examples for craftiness:
- Their faces assumed the awful craftiness of children listening for sounds from the grown- up world. - "Peter and Wendy", James Matthew Barrie.
- His thin lips, vertically wrinkled, gave him an air of indescribable craftiness. - "Maitre Cornelius", Honore de Balzac.
- Here the foresight and craftiness of men must be studied, how they try to bring each other into difficulty, in order to prosecute their own advantage more securely amid the confusion; and how they pretend to desire one thing, in order to gain the contrary. - "The Life and Times of Ulric Zwingli", Johann Hottinger.