A trick or stratagem.
Lack of direction or purpose
Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
A dishonest act or statement; fraud, lie, etc.
The practice or use of tricks; deception by stratagem.
The definition of an artifice is a skill or craft that is clever but often manipulative or tricky.
Find another word for slyness. In this page you can discover 21 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for slyness, like: guile, indirection, art, artfulness, craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, wiliness, chicanery and deviousness.