Part of speech:
(Archaic) Aware (of something)
Of official or original documents
Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
(Obsolete) Having genius; brilliant.
Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft.
Full of wiles; crafty; sly
The quality or condition of being subtle; esp., the ability or tendency to make fine distinctions
The definition of an artifice is a skill or craft that is clever but often manipulative or tricky.
An intriguing; secret or underhanded plotting
The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
The definition of finesse is skillful, artful or diplomatic handling of something that might be difficult for others.
The use of deceit.
Of or relating to art or artists:
Eager to learn or know
Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
(Slang) Attractive, stylish, etc.; specif., sexually attractive
The definition of imaginative is having or showing creativeness or resourcefulness.
Characterized by treachery or slyness; crafty; wily
The definition of keen is something sharp or intense.
Suggestive of or characterized by expediency, deceit, and cunning.
(Archaic) Dangerously clever; cunning, mischievous, shrewd, etc.
Fine; good; nice
(Obs.) Having a keen sense of smell
(Informal) Shrewd or discerning
Distinguished by frequent changes in direction:
(Archaic) Scolding, satirical, sharp.
Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
Sleek; glossy; smooth
Energetic or quick in movement:
Suave, polished, or ingratiating, esp. in a flattering, insincere way
Operating in a hidden, usually injurious way; insidious:
Characterized by caution
Skill and grace in physical movement, especially in the use of the hands; adroitness.
Inventive skill or imagination; cleverness.
The political doctrine of Machiavelli, which denies the relevance of morality in political affairs and holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing and maintaining political power.
A wily quality or condition
Easily cheated or tricked; credulous
Not at ease with other people; extremely self-conscious; bashful
Full of guile; deceitfully or treacherously cunning.
Given to forming schemes or plots; crafty, tricky, deceitful, etc.
The act or practice of doing the opposite of what one pretends to do; duplicity; deceit
The quality or state of being twofold or double.
Artfully decorated or done.
The definition of cute is something that is little, or pretty and clever.
Deceiving or intended to deceive
Scheming; crafty; artful
Away from a main road or course; distant or removed.
Having or showing skill in the use of the hands or body
Governed by self-interest, often short-term self-interest.
Not trustworthy; elusive or tricky:
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