adjective, craft·i·er, craft·i·est.
Examples from the Web for craftiness
Friso knows the tricks of the Gauls, whose language he speaks; he can therefore watch against their craftiness.The Oera Linda Book|Anonymous
He asks for nothing better; knowing well, in his craftiness, that the only way to live and to be born again, is first to die.La Sorcire: The Witch of the Middle Ages|Jules Michelet
A pointed chin is a sign of craftiness, wisdom, discretion and intuitive perception.The Influence of the Stars|Rosa Baughan
Even these were an insufficient protection against the craftiness of mine enemy!Theresa Marchmont|Mrs Charles Gore
Knowing, as she did, the craftiness of her brother, the Shadow Witch heard his message with distrust.The Shadow Witch|Gertrude Crownfield
British Dictionary definitions for craftiness
adjective craftier or craftiest
Word Origin and History for craftiness
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.