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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"
tricky, slippery
adj. not to be trusted; "how extraordinarily slippery a liar the camera is"- James Agee
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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"
shoddy, misleading, deceptive
adj. designed to deceive or mislead either deliberately or inadvertently; "the deceptive calm in the eye of the storm"; "deliberately deceptive packaging"; "a misleading similarity"; "statistics can be presented in ways that are misleading"; "shoddy business practices"
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"
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"
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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"
faithless, false
adj. (untrustworthy)
fly-by-night, shady
adj. (of businesses and businessmen) unscrupulous; "a shady operation"
shifty, devious
adj. characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"
undependable, unreliable
adj. not to be trusted
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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"
trusty, trustworthy
adj. worthy of trust or belief; "a trustworthy report"; "an experienced and trustworthy traveling companion"
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