craftiness craftiness

Definition(s):

  1. (n) shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
  2. (n) the quality of being crafty

Usage(s):

  1. Once in a while, acknowledge the craft and craftiness that go into a superior comic turn, like Pfeiffer's manipulating mama in Hairspray.
  2. In his absence, tough, spiteful Luigi Longo had run the Italian Communist Party without any of Togliatti's suave, serge-suited craftiness.
  3. In his craftiness, they sensed a personal expression of their organizational need for subterranean conspiracy.

News

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    The ABC’s of DIY – how couples can unleash some of their inner craftiness that hasn’t been tapped since their Kindergarten days. …
    on June 17, 2013     Source: FOX 59 Indianapolis

Quotes

  1. Although "The Man Who Owns the News" has elicited preliminary harrumphing from Mr. Murdoch (and from his son-in-law, Matthew Freud, described by Mr. Wolff as "a man of unspeakable craftiness" and "lounge-lizard smoothness"), it is...
    on Nov 30, 2008 By: Matthew Freud Source: New York Times

  2. "We lost our rhythm completely," Klinsmann said after the Hanover game. "Trying to turn the game around we lacked creativity, craftiness and movement off the ball."
    on Sep 28, 2008 By: Jurgen Klinsmann Source: Reuters.uk

  3. "Concentration, craftiness, cruelty and something indefinably repulsive are in the [pictures] . . . Brought face to face with Mr. Rockefeller unexpectedly," Tarbell said, "and not knowing him, the writer's immediate thought was 'This is the...
    on Mar 27, 2008 By: Ida Tarbell Source: Wall Street Journal

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