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  • nounindirection
  • noundeceit

synonyms for shiftiness

  • artifice
  • bunk
  • cheating
  • chicane
  • chicanery
  • corruption
  • craft
  • craftiness
  • criminality
  • crookedness
  • cunning
  • deceit
  • deviousness
  • dishonesty
  • double-dealing
  • duplicity
  • faithlessness
  • falsehood
  • falsity
  • flimflam
  • fraud
  • fraudulence
  • graft
  • guile
  • hocus-pocus
  • infamy
  • infidelity
  • insidiousness
  • mendacity
  • perfidiousness
  • perfidy
  • racket
  • rascality
  • shadiness
  • slyness
  • sneakiness
  • stealing
  • swindle
  • treachery
  • trickery
  • trickiness
  • unscrupulousness
  • wiliness
  • fourberie
  • hanky-panky
  • improbity
  • sharp practice
  • underhandedness
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antonyms for shiftiness

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  • artlessness
  • constancy
  • fairness
  • faithfulness
  • fidelity
  • forthrightness
  • frankness
  • goodness
  • honesty
  • honor
  • innocence
  • loyalty
  • openness
  • reality
  • sincerity
  • truth
  • truthfulness
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How to use shiftiness in a sentence

Owing to their extreme shiftiness of soil, the Dunes can attain no considerable elevation.
THE DESERT WORLDARTHUR MANGIN
This did not serve to remove the impression of shiftiness, for her answers were seldom to the point.
SHE STANDS ACCUSEDVICTOR MACCLURE
His eyes lost their shiftiness—he seemed to forget the presence of the great man standing at the other side of the table.
THE SLAVE OF THE LAMPHENRY SETON MERRIMAN
It was a betrayal of glibness, of lightly-founded character, a shiftiness which must pass.
CHILD AND COUNTRYWILL LEVINGTON COMFORT
Sewell talked with that blended munificence and shiftiness, which seems a specialty with a certain order of men.
SIR BROOK FOSSBROOKE, VOLUME I.CHARLES JAMES LEVER
My father was a perfectly honest man, and hated shiftiness even worse than downright lying.
THE EARLY LIFE OF MARK RUTHERFORDMARK RUTHERFORD
"No, I'm not," said Rickie, thinking of his recent shiftiness over breakfast.
THE LONGEST JOURNEYE. M. FORSTER
His glance was roving, flashing here and there with a shiftiness and speed that bewildered.
GOOD REFERENCESE. J. RATH
With all his shiftiness Erasmus would hardly have gone as far as that.
DESIDERIUS ERASMUS OF ROTTERDAMEPHRAIM EMERTON
Francis, as a boxer, excelled in what is known in pugilistic circles as shiftiness.
THE WHITE FEATHERP. G. WODEHOUSE
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WORDS RELATED TO SHIFTINESS

  • chicanery
  • deceit
  • deviousness
  • dishonesty
  • foxiness
  • guile
  • shadiness
  • shiftiness
  • slyness
  • sneakiness
  • trickery
  • trickiness
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.