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  1. Possessing dexterity; skilled; skillful.
  2. Relating to, or characterized by, craft or skill; dexterous.
  3. Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily.
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  1. Adept at using deception
  2. Hard to deal with, complicated
  3. Requiring caution or skill:
  1. Sly, cunning, full of tricks
  2. Full of wiles; crafty; sly
Handsome, convenient, nice, etc.
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  1. Handsome, convenient, nice, etc.
  2. Skilled at accomplishing things, especially with the hands:
  3. Exhibiting ingenuity or imagination; creative or artful:
Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
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  1. Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
  2. Possessing or exercising skill; expert.
  3. Having or showing skill; accomplished; expert
Having great inventive skill and imagination:
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  1. Having great inventive skill and imagination:
  2. Clever, resourceful, original, and inventive
  3. Made or done in a clever or original way
Any of various hobbies in which things are made by hand, including painting, origami, scrapbooking, etc.
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  1. Any of various hobbies in which things are made by hand, including painting, origami, scrapbooking, etc.
  2. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
  3. A special skill, art, or dexterity
Such activity in the visual or plastic arts:
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  1. Such activity in the visual or plastic arts:
  2. Products of this activity; imaginative works considered as a group:
  3. A skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation:
The quality of being shrewd.
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  1. The quality of being shrewd.
  2. An invented collective name for a group of apes.
The quality or condition of being subtle; esp., the ability or tendency to make fine distinctions
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  1. The quality or condition of being subtle; esp., the ability or tendency to make fine distinctions
  2. The quality or state of being subtle.
  3. Something subtle, especially a nicety of thought or a fine distinction.
Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
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  1. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
  2. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
  3. Trickery or craft
Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
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  1. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
  2. A trick or stratagem.
  3. Slyness and cunning in dealing with others
(Countable) The result or product of being sly.
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  1. (Countable) The result or product of being sly.
  2. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being being sly.
An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick
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  1. An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick
  2. The act of representing as true what is known to be false; a deceiving or lying
  3. A misrepresentation of fact, which, when made with the intention that the other party will rely on it to his detriment, constitutes the torts of fraud or misrepresentation. See also fraud and misrepresentation.
The practice of or involvement in such schemes:
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  1. The practice of or involvement in such schemes:
  2. A secret or underhand scheme; a plot.
  3. A secret love affair
Deception by trickery or sophistry.
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  1. Deception by trickery or sophistry.
  2. (Countable, law) A slick performance by a lawyer.
  3. The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
(Bridge) An attempt to take a trick with a lower card while holding a higher card not in sequence with it, made in the hope that the intervening card is in the hand of the opponent who has already played
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  1. (Bridge) An attempt to take a trick with a lower card while holding a higher card not in sequence with it, made in the hope that the intervening card is in the hand of the opponent who has already played
  2. A method of leading up to a tenace, as in bridge, in order to prevent an opponent from winning the trick with an intermediate card.
  3. Cunning; skill; artfulness; craft
Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]
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  1. Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]
  2. Done with, using, or showing much art or skill
  3. Skillful in accomplishing a purpose, especially by the use of cunning or craft.
Relating to, or characterized by, craft or skill; dexterous.
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  1. Relating to, or characterized by, craft or skill; dexterous.
  2. Skilled in or marked by underhandedness, deviousness, or deception.
  3. Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily.
Having the reddish-brown color of a fox
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  1. Having the reddish-brown color of a fox
  2. Foxlike; crafty; wily; sly
  3. (Slang) Attractive, stylish, etc.; specif., sexually attractive
Full of guile; deceitfully or treacherously cunning.
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  1. Full of guile; deceitfully or treacherously cunning.
(Pejorative) Tending to scheme.
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  1. (Pejorative) Tending to scheme.
  2. Given to forming schemes or plots; crafty, tricky, deceitful, etc.
Abrupt or acute:
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  1. Abrupt or acute:
  2. Strongly affecting the senses of smell and taste:
  3. Fierce or impetuous; violent:
Playfully mischievous:
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  1. Playfully mischievous:
  2. (Dial.) Skillful or clever
  3. Skillful at trickery or deceit; crafty; wily
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  1. Adept at using deception
  2. Like a trick in deceptiveness or intricacy
  3. Requiring caution or skill:
  1. Sly, cunning, full of tricks
  2. Full of wiles; crafty; sly
Such activity in the visual or plastic arts:
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  1. Such activity in the visual or plastic arts:
  2. Products of this activity; imaginative works considered as a group:
  3. A skill that is attained by study, practice, or observation:
The quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner.
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  1. The quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner.
Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
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  1. Something contrived or made up to achieve an end, especially by deceiving; a stratagem or ruse:
  2. Cleverness or ingenuity in making or doing something; art or skill:
  3. Trickery or craft
Any of various hobbies in which things are made by hand, including painting, origami, scrapbooking, etc.
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  1. Any of various hobbies in which things are made by hand, including painting, origami, scrapbooking, etc.
  2. Any occupation or avocation requiring special skills, especially manual ones, including carpentry, sewing, pottery, etc.
  3. A special skill, art, or dexterity
The characteristic or quality of being foxy
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  1. The characteristic or quality of being foxy
Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
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  1. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
  2. A trick or stratagem.
  3. Slyness and cunning in dealing with others
(Countable) The result or product of being sly.
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  1. (Countable) The result or product of being sly.
  2. (Uncountable) The state or quality of being being sly.
An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick
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  1. An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick
  2. A dishonest action or trick; fraud or lie
  3. (Law) The tort or fraudulent representation of a material fact made with knowledge of its falsity, or recklessly, or without reasonable grounds for believing its truth and with intent to induce reliance on it; the plaintiff justifiably relies on the deception, to his injury.
The state or quality of being deceitful.
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  1. The state or quality of being deceitful.
A ruse; a trick.
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  1. A ruse; a trick.
  2. The use of deceit.
  3. The fact or condition of being deceived
The act or practice of doing the opposite of what one pretends to do; duplicity; deceit
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  1. The act or practice of doing the opposite of what one pretends to do; duplicity; deceit
  2. Duplicity or deceit; treachery.
  1. Intentional deceptiveness; double-dealing.
  2. Deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
  3. Hypocritical cunning or deception; double-dealing
Slyness and cunning in dealing with others
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  1. Slyness and cunning in dealing with others
  2. A trick or stratagem.
  3. Treacherous cunning; skillful deceit.
(Uncountable) The property of being shifty.
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  1. (Uncountable) The property of being shifty.
  2. (Countable, rare) The result or product of being shifty.
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