Part of speech:
(Archaic) Characterized by skill or ingenuity; clever.
The definition of smooth is even, flat and not rough.
Distinguished by frequent changes in direction:
The definition of shrewd is sharp or intelligent with practical concerns.
Tending to deceive; apt to lie or cheat
Full of guile; deceitfully or treacherously cunning.
Marked by a disposition to find and point out trivial faults:
Exciting interest or curiosity; fascinating
Not scrupulous; not restrained by ideas of right and wrong; unprincipled
Deceiving or intended to deceive
Having the nature of a delusion; false:
Deceptive or insubstantial.
Not honest; lying, cheating, etc.
Characterized by unforeseen or hidden hazards; dangerous or deceptive:
The definition of underhanded is sneaky or deceitful.
Cowardly, stealthy, underhanded, or furtive
Duplicitous or deceitful; treacherous.
Of or involving treason; treasonable
Out of tune by being above the true or proper pitch
Energetic or quick in movement:
The definition of ingenious is clever and inventive, or someone who is smart, clever or original.
The definition of canny is someone shrewd, clever or careful with money.
Characterized by or causing dishonor or discredit.
(Slang) Hard to cope with; difficult or troublesome:
Producing much fallout
The definition of slick is something glossy, smooth, slippery or oily.
Of dubious character, morality, or legality; questionable:
Exhibiting ingenuity or imagination; creative or artful:
Having or showing shrewdness and discernment, especially with respect to one's own concerns.
Done or acting in a stealthy manner, as if to hinder observation; surreptitious; stealthy; sneaky
Hard to catch, grasp, etc.; elusive
The definition of stealthy is a person or thing that is quiet and secretive.
Light in color, especially blond:
The definition of just is fair or right.
Capable of some independent functioning because equipped with a microprocessor or computer
Operating in a hidden or confidential manner:
Tending to conceal one's thoughts, feelings, affairs, etc. from others; reticent; not frank or open
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Full of caution; careful to avoid danger; circumspect; wary
Not openly practiced, avowed, engaged in, accumulated, or shown:
The definition of crafty is someone who is sly, clever and deceitful at achieving some goal, or someone or something related to making creative objects.
The definition of devious is someone or something that is not straightforward or deviates from the usual course of action.
Designating or of a copy or edition exactly reproducing an original document or manuscript
Having a distinctive sharp flavor or aroma:
Suggestive of secret or private knowledge:
The definition of mischievous is someone or something that causes harm or likes to play and annoy with tricks.
(Rare) Showing mental quickness
Subtly sly and tempting.
Bending, winding, or curving in and out; wavy; serpentine
The definition of skillful is someone or something that shows talent or adeptness.
Essential to the effective conduct of war:
(Sports) Executed with the hand brought forward and up from below the level of the shoulder; underarm:
Wary is defined as watchful or cautious.
Full of wiles; cunning.
To insinuate is defined as to suggest or imply something but not come right out and say it.
Having or displaying no guile or deceit; honest or sincere:
Having no waves or bends:
Moving or leading straight ahead; direct
Easy to understand, do, or carry out:
Having constituent elements separated by a space in writing or printing:
Devious or deceptive.
Not straightforward or candid; insincere or calculating:
- Wily implies the deceiving or ensnarement of others by subtle stratagems and ruses wily blandishments
- Foxy suggests slyness and craftiness that have been sharpened by experience a foxy old trader
- Tricky suggests a shifty, unreliable quality rather than cleverness at deception tricky subterfuges
- Crafty implies an artful cunning in contriving stratagems and subtle deceptions a crafty diplomat
- Cunning implies a cleverness or shrewd skillfulness at deception and circumvention a cunning plot
- Sly implies a working to achieve one's ends by evasiveness, insinuation, furtiveness, duplicity, etc. a sly bargain
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