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Adjectives (14)

tricksy, wily, tricky, sly, slick, knavish, guileful, foxy, dodgy, cunning, crafty
adj. marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
unscrupulous, crafty, cunning
adj. without scruples or principles; "unscrupulous politicos who would be happy to sell...their country in order to gain power"

Fuzzynyms (65)

tricksy, wily, tricky, sly, slick, knavish, guileful, foxy, dodgy, cunning, crafty
adj. marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
dastard, dastardly
adj. despicably cowardly; "the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"- F.D. Roosevelt
shrewd, sharp, astute
adj. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
clever, canny, cagy, cagey
adj. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"
clever, canny, cagy, cagey
adj. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"
mendacious
adj. given to lying; "a mendacious child"
calculating, scheming, devious
adj. used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
intelligent
adj. having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
perceptive, discerning, apprehensive
adj. quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
smart, bright
adj. characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"
fast, riotous, profligate, libertine, dissolute, dissipated, degraded, degenerate, debauched
adj. unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
covert
adj. secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"
unscrupulous, crafty, cunning
adj. without scruples or principles; "unscrupulous politicos who would be happy to sell...their country in order to gain power"
worldly-wise
adj. experienced in and wise to the ways of the world
sneak, surreptitious, stealthy, sneaky, furtive
adj. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"
hypocritical
adj. professing feelings or virtues one does not have; "hypocritical praise"
underhanded, underhand, sneaky
adj. marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
shifty, devious
adj. characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"
villainous, nefarious
adj. extremely wicked; "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"
sapient, sagacious, perspicacious
adj. acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"
Machiavellian
adj. of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended; "Machiavellian thinking"

Synonyms (13)

ingenious, cunning, clever
adj. showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"
devious, byzantine
adj. characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue; devious; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "a fine hand for Byzantine deals and cozy arrangements"
precious, cute
adj. obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"
scheming, designing
adj. concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest; "a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill; "a scheming wife"; "a scheming gold digger"
manipulative
adj. skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage; "the early manipulative techniques of a three-year-old child"
worldly-wise
adj. experienced in and wise to the ways of the world
judicious
adj. marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision"
sagacious
adj. skillful in statecraft or management; "an astute and sagacious statesman"

Antonyms (3)

artless
adj. simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance"
square, straight
adj. characterized by honesty and fairness; "straight dealing"; "a square deal"

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