adjective, craft·i·er, craft·i·est.
Examples from the Web for craftily
The revelation has been a massive (and craftily orchestrated) PR coup for the city of Leicester.We Told You So: Richard III Society Celebrates Their Hero’s Rediscovery|Dan Jones|February 5, 2013|DAILY BEAST
The story is craftily arranged, seducing viewers just as thoroughly as the central character himself.
Jimmie craftily thrust a foot in, so that the door could not be closed.In Friendship's Guise|Wm. Murray Graydon
He might have fallen into some craftily arranged ambush on the road.The Search Party|G. A. Birmingham
"Nay, a small affair of consultation which it shall be richly worth your while to advise upon," answered the other, craftily.The Incendiary|W. A. (William Augustine) Leahy
He was a plotter; he went about to slay Godfrey Ablewhite as coldly and craftily as the Indians did.The Victorian Age in Literature|G. K. Chesterton
His eyes leaped from point to point, as Harrigan's had craftily flitted.Then I'll Come Back to You|Larry Evans
British Dictionary definitions for craftily
adjective craftier or craftiest
Word Origin and History for craftily
c.1200, crafti, from Old English cræftig "strong, powerful," later "skillful, ingenious," degenerating by c.1200 to "cunning, sly" (but through 15c. also "skillfully done or made; intelligent, learned; artful, scientific") from craft (n.) + -y (2). Related: Craftily; craftiness.