Part of speech:
Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns.
Full of wiles; crafty; sly
(Now Rare) Skillful or clever
Skillful in accomplishing a purpose, especially by the use of cunning or craft.
Very skilled or accomplished.
The definition of adroit is someone who is very skillful at doing something.
(Especially of a person) Which serves one's own interests in an unemotional, analytical manner.
Careful and shrewd in one's actions and dealings; clever and cautious
Exhibiting ingenuity or imagination; creative or artful:
Intended to deceive; deceptive; false
(Slang) Attractive, stylish, etc.; specif., sexually attractive
Characterized by, constituting, or gained by fraud:
(Obs.) Having genius; having great mental ability
The definition of insidious is something or someone who works in a subtle or sly way, or in an intent to trap.
Not sincere; deceptive or hypocritical; not to be trusted
Artfully contrived to gain favor or confidence; ingratiating.
Of, like, or characterized by the political principles and methods of expediency, craftiness, and duplicity set forth in Machiavelli's book, The Prince; crafty, deceitful, etc.
(Archaic) Keen; piercing; sharp
Having a fine texture:
Disparaging or derisive in an insinuative way.
Suitable for or appealing to the tastes of sophisticates:
Operating in a hidden, usually injurious way; insidious:
Representation of devils or demons, as in paintings or fiction.
Having or displaying no guile or deceit; honest or sincere:
Without guile; candid; frank
Characterized by truth; not false:
Full of guile; deceitfully or treacherously cunning.
Fierce or impetuous; violent:
(Informal) Clever in deception or trickery; deceptively plausible; smooth
Devious or deceptive.
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