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Exhibiting ingenuity or imagination; creative or artful:
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  1. Exhibiting ingenuity or imagination; creative or artful:
  2. Handsome, convenient, nice, etc.
  3. Skilled at accomplishing things, especially with the hands:
  1. Sly, cunning, full of tricks
  2. Full of wiles; crafty; sly
Subtly deceitful; sly; cunning; artful
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  1. Subtly deceitful; sly; cunning; artful
  2. Relating to, or characterized by, craft or skill; dexterous.
  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. (Slang) Attractive, stylish, etc.; specif., sexually attractive
  3. Foxlike; crafty; wily; sly
Sudden and brilliant or dazzling:
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  1. Sudden and brilliant or dazzling:
  2. Strongly affecting the senses of smell and taste:
  3. Fierce or impetuous; violent:
Not easy to understand or analyze because of being intricate:
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  1. Not easy to understand or analyze because of being intricate:
  2. Containing intricately combined or involved parts.
  3. Made up of parts intricately involved; hard to untangle, solve, understand, analyze, etc.
Difficult to understand, analyze, or solve for having many interconnected elements.
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  1. Difficult to understand, analyze, or solve for having many interconnected elements.
  2. Full of elaborate detail
  3. Hard to follow or understand because full of puzzling parts, details, or relationships
Designating or of important products or raw materials subject to increased production and restricted distribution under strict control, as in wartime
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  1. Designating or of important products or raw materials subject to increased production and restricted distribution under strict control, as in wartime
  2. (Physics) Capable of sustaining a nuclear chain reaction:
  3. Extremely important or essential:
Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
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  1. Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
  2. Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate:
  3. Highly sensitive to touch. Used of a body part.
Not easily understood; intricate; complicated
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  1. Not easily understood; intricate; complicated
  2. Complicated; intricate:
  3. Connected by participation or association:
Having or full of knots
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  1. Having or full of knots
  2. Full of knots.
  3. Complicated or tricky; complex; difficult.
  1. Troublesome or vexatious
  2. Controversial, problematic, or vexatious:
  3. Full of controversial points; difficult; contentious
Consisting of an independent clause and at least one other independent or dependent clause. Used of a sentence.
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  1. Consisting of an independent clause and at least one other independent or dependent clause. Used of a sentence.
  2. Not simple; involved or complicated
  3. Difficult to understand for being intricate or involved; complicated:
Showing or marked by erratic or volatile emotions or behavior.
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  1. Showing or marked by erratic or volatile emotions or behavior.
  2. (Physics) Decaying with relatively short lifetime. Used of subatomic particles.
  3. Relating to an atom or chemical element that is likely to share electrons; reactive.
Requiring skillful or tactful handling; delicate:
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  1. Requiring skillful or tactful handling; delicate:
  2. Very sensitive or easily upset; touchy
  3. Needing careful handling; precarious; delicate
Catching the attention and easily remembered
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  1. Catching the attention and easily remembered
  2. Meant to trick; tricky
  3. Instantly appealing and memorable (of a tune or phrase).
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. Skillful in accomplishing a purpose, especially by the use of cunning or craft.
  3. Sly or cunning; crafty
Skilled in or marked by underhandedness, deviousness, or deception.
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  1. Skilled in or marked by underhandedness, deviousness, or deception.
  2. Subtly deceitful; sly; cunning; artful
  3. Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily.
(Now Rare) Skillful or clever
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  1. (Now Rare) Skillful or clever
  2. Attractive or pretty in a delicate way; cute
  3. Skillful in deception; sly; crafty
Having the reddish-brown color of a fox
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  1. Having the reddish-brown color of a fox
  2. (Slang) Attractive, stylish, etc.; specif., sexually attractive
  3. Foxlike; crafty; wily; sly
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.
Sudden and brilliant or dazzling:
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  1. Sudden and brilliant or dazzling:
  2. Strongly affecting the senses of smell and taste:
  3. Fierce or impetuous; violent:
(Dial.) Skillful or clever
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  1. (Dial.) Skillful or clever
  2. Playfully mischievous:
  3. Skillful at trickery or deceit; crafty; wily
  1. Sly, cunning, full of tricks
  2. Full of wiles; crafty; sly
Beautifully fine in texture, quality, or workmanship
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  1. Beautifully fine in texture, quality, or workmanship
  2. Easily broken or damaged:
  3. Marked by sensitivity of discrimination:
Fluctuating or tending to fluctuate, especially in price:
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  1. Fluctuating or tending to fluctuate, especially in price:
  2. Responsive to external conditions or stimulation; having sensation:
  3. Easily irritated:
Needing careful handling; precarious; delicate
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  1. Needing careful handling; precarious; delicate
  2. Very sensitive or easily upset; touchy
  3. Touchy, sensitive, or delicate.
(Idiomatic) attributive form of touch and go
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  1. (Idiomatic) attributive form of touch and go
  2. (Idiomatic) precarious, delicate, dangerous, risky, sensitive or of uncertain outcome.
  3. Dangerous and uncertain in nature or outcome; precarious; delicate:
Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
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  1. Tending to take offense with slight cause; oversensitive.
  2. Highly sensitive to touch. Used of a body part.
  3. Requiring special tact or skill in handling; delicate:
Lacking polish or finesse:
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  1. Lacking polish or finesse:
  2. Not perfected, completed, or fully detailed:
  3. Coarse or shaggy to the touch:
Leaving little empty space through compression; compact:
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  1. Leaving little empty space through compression; compact:
  2. Stretched or drawn out fully:
  3. Barely profitable:
Potentially difficult to escape from.
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  1. Potentially difficult to escape from.
  2. (Informal) Painful or difficult:
  3. Able or likely to stick.
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