Definition Of crafty


clever at achieving one's aims by indirect or deceitful methods.

a crafty crook faked an injury to escape from prison

of, involving, or relating to the making of decorative objects and other things by hand.

a market full of crafty pots and interesting earrings

Example Of crafty

  • "Oh, he's much too crafty for that, " replied Armand.

  • And while I was in there any thoughts of having a crafty fag dispersed at the sight of the smoke alarms.

  • As crafty administrators will tell you, appoint a committee to insulate yourself against public criticism.

  • ‘He was courageous, clever, confident, some people even say he was crafty ,’ a friend describes the young schoolboy.

  • ‘Well, usually I'd just walk in,’ Dallas said as he scratched his chin and a crafty smile appeared on his face.

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