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synonyms for shifty

  • cagey
  • crafty
  • shrewd
  • slippery
  • sneaky
  • tricky
  • wily
  • collusive
  • conniving
  • contriving
  • crooked
  • cunning
  • devious
  • dishonest
  • dodging
  • duplicitous
  • elusive
  • evasive
  • fly-by-night
  • foxy
  • fraudulent
  • furtive
  • insidious
  • lying
  • mendacious
  • prevaricative
  • prevaricatory
  • roguish
  • scheming
  • shady
  • shuffling
  • slick
  • slimy
  • sly
  • treacherous
  • underhand
  • unhonest
  • unprincipled
  • untruthful
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antonyms for shifty

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  • aboveboard
  • frank
  • honest
  • naive
  • forthright
  • trustworthy
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How to use shifty in a sentence

Her eyes, now kindling again as she recovered from her recent fears, sought Fortunio's shifty glance.
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
Do, said Dangerfield, who by now was in a high pitch of excitement, staring with shifty suspicion at the woman.
THE WOMAN GIVESOWEN JOHNSON
He wore a sarcastic smile on his face, and his shifty eyes seemed to be constantly looking for a resting-place.
A LITTLE UNION SCOUTJOEL CHANDLER HARRIS
His genial, shifty, pliable, and yet persistent personality was forced to humour obstacles and to fawn on circumstance.
THE MEMOIRS OF COUNT CARLO GOZZI; VOLUME THE FIRSTCOUNT CARLO GOZZI
Now they were inclined to be shifty and evasive and not always over civil; and all this had come about suddenly.
A FRONTIER MYSTERYBERTRAM MITFORD
He was an all-right fellow, and if there's been any rusty work done down there in the breaks, this shifty-eyed mark done it.
THE HAPPY FAMILYBERTHA MUZZY BOWER
His shifty eyes burned uncannily, his physical and mental fever were too much for him.
IN CONNECTION WITH THE DE WILLOUGHBY CLAIMFRANCES HODGSON BURNETT
Herr Nussler (readers recollect shifty Nussler) knew her, in the way of business, at one time; with pity, if also with horror.
HISTORY OF FRIEDRICH II. OF PRUSSIA, VOL. XII. (OF XXI.)THOMAS CARLYLE
His knees knocked together, his lips trembled, while his shifty eyes looked askance at the negro.
THE HERO OF PANAMAF. S. BRERETON
Caligula hesitated a moment, his shifty eyes wandered restlessly over the face of the young girl.
"UNTO CAESAR"BARONESS EMMUSKA ORCZY
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WORDS RELATED TO SHIFTY

  • crafty
  • criminal
  • deceitful
  • devious
  • dishonest
  • dishonorable
  • double-dealing
  • dubious
  • fraudulent
  • illegal
  • indirect
  • iniquitous
  • lying
  • nefarious
  • questionable
  • ruthless
  • shady
  • shifty
  • treacherous
  • underhand
  • unlawful
  • unprincipled
  • unscrupulous
  • untruthful
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.