Part of speech:
(Archaic) Wakeful; unsleeping
Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
Disposed to or marked by artful and cunning practices; tricky.
Sudden and shrill:
Implying shrewd understanding or possession of secret or inside information
Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns.
Careful to consider all related circumstances before acting, judging, or deciding
Skilled at accomplishing things, especially with the hands:
Marked by friendly intimacy:
Subtly deceitful; sly; cunning; artful
Made or done with skill or ingenuity
Having or showing mental skill
Not wasteful; not spending freely or unnecessarily; thrifty; economical
Of good family; wellborn:
Having great inventive skill and imagination:
Believed to bring good luck:
Of, relating to, or produced by magic.
Capable of exercising sound judgment in practical matters, esp. as concerns one's own interests
Full of wiles; crafty; sly
Exhibiting common sense; prudent:
Having or showing penetrating mental discernment; clear-sighted.
(Informal) Having or showing skill in composition or technique but little depth or literary significance
Knowledgeable or proficient. Often used in combination:
Not giving freely; sparing
Designed or functioning to make effective use of money or effort invested:
Providing for future needs or events; exercising or characterized by foresight
Containing an exception; making a reservation
Of Scottish origin.
Deficient or limited in quantity, fullness, or extent:
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