CRAFTY  狡滑

WICKEDLY INTELLIGENT AND TENDENCY:tending to DECEIVE.
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Antonymy

FRANK

See also

SKILLFULSHREWD

Kind Of

INTELLIGENT

Old Chinese Criteria

1. The most general word for craftiness as a negative quality is zhì 智, although very confusingly, this word can also refer to positive wisdom as a virtue.

2. Jiǎo 狡 and huá 猾 (ant. dūn 敦 "obtuse" and perhaps dǔ 篤 "trusty but inept").

3. Qiǎo 巧 (ant. zhuó 拙 "inept") is very common and emphasises the element of skill involved.

Modern Chinese Criteria

狡猾

狡獪

狡黠

奸猾

奸邪

奸佞

刁滑

刁鑽

刁悍

刁頑

奸詐

狙詐

狡詐

權詐

譎詐

詭詐

詭譎

詐故

佻巧

刁 diāo is to to be devious.

別有用心

居心不良

口是心非

外陋內險

老奸巨滑

詭計多端

狡兔三窟

rough draft to BEGIN TO identify synonym group members for analysis, based on CL etc. 18.11.2003. CH /

DOEDERLEIN 1840 Lateinische Synonyme und Etymologien

CLEVER

astutus and solers refer to cleverness in the invention and execution of a secret project.

callidus refers to sharp-sightedness in judging a complicated question on the basis of broad knowledge.

vafer refers to cunning shrewdness on points of technical proficiency in difficult legal questions.

versutus refers to immoral cunning in the execution of technical difficult things.

APRESJAN 2004 Novyj objasnitel'nyj Slovar' Sinonimov Russkogo Jazyka 1237

GIRARD 1769 SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse 2.373:251

FINESSE.RUSE.ASTUCE.PERFIDIE

GIRARD 1769 SYNONYMES FRANÇOIS, LEURS DIFFÉRENTES SIGNIFICATIONS, ET LE CHOIX QU'IL EN FAUT FAIRE Pour parler avec justesse 1.6:6

ADDRESSE.SOUPLESSE.FINESSE.RUSE.ARTIFICE

Attributions by syntactic funtion

  • vadN : 19
  • nab : 10
  • v[adN] : 8
  • vi : 6
  • NPab : 3
  • vtoN : 2
  • vadV : 2
  • nadN : 2
  • nab(.post-N) : 1
  • vadN : 1
  • NP[adN] : 1
  • NP : 1

Attributions by text

  • 韓非子 : 11
  • 管子 : 8
  • 論語 : 4
  • 呂氏春秋 : 4
  • 春秋左傳 : 4
  • 莊子 : 4
  • 說苑 : 3
  • 鹽鐵論 : 3
  • 陸機集十一卷 : 2
  • 淮南子 : 2
  • 荀子 : 2
  • 阮籍集四卷 : 1
  • 長短經 : 1
  • 論衡 : 1
  • 毛詩 : 1
  • 戰國策 : 1
  • 老子 : 1
  • 韓詩外傳 : 1
  • 祖堂集 : 1
  • 法句經 : 1

Words

   qiǎo OC: khruuʔ MC: khɣɛu 19 Attributions

Qiǎo 巧 (ant. zhuó 拙 "inept") is very common and emphasises the element of skill involved.

  • nabactartful conduct, devious action
  • nabfeatureartfulness
  • v[adN]nonreferentialthe crafty
  • vadNcrafty, wickedly shrewd, wily
  • vadVcraftily
  • vibe wicked and shrewd
  • vtoNcausativecause to be crafty, cause to be excessively clever
  • vadNsuperficially crafty, pointlessly skillful
  • vadNartful
   jiǎo OC: kreewʔ MC: kɣɛu 11 Attributions

Jiǎo 狡 and huá 猾 (ant. dūn 敦 "obtuse" and perhaps dǔ 篤 "trusty but inept").

  • v[adN]swindler; those who are wily
  • vadNnimble; wily
  • vichangegrow wily; become wily
   zhì OC: tes MC: ʈiɛ 9 Attributions

The most general word for craftiness as a negative quality is zhì 智, although very confusingly, this word can also refer to positive wisdom as a virtue.

  • nabdispositionnegative: craftiness; cleverness, shrewdness
  • v[adN]nonreferentialthe shrewd and clever
  • vadNshrewd, clever
  • vinegatively be wily, shrewd, clever
   huá OC: ɡruud MC: ɦɣɛt 4 Attributions
  • v[adN]those who are crafty
  • vadNslimy, crafty, cunning
  • vadVcraftily; cunningly
  • vicrafty, cunning
   jī OC: kral MC: kiɛ 2 Attributions
  • nabactcrafty tricks, indirect stratagems
   jī OC: kɯl MC: kɨi 2 Attributions
  • nabdispositioncraftiness
  • nadNcontrived and crafty
   gù OC: kaas MC: kuo̝ 2 Attributions
  • nabdispositioncraftiness
   xiá OC: ɡriid MC: ɦɣɛt 1 Attribution
  • vibe (superficially) quick and clever
   qiǎo OC: khruuʔ MC: khɣɛu 1 Attribution
  • NPabactunderhand tricks
奸巧   gān qiǎo OC: kaan khruuʔ MC: kɑn khɣɛu 1 Attribution
  • NPabdispositioncraftiness of any kind
巧故   qiǎo gù OC: khruuʔ kaas MC: khɣɛu kuo̝ 1 Attribution
  • NPabactcraftiness; deceitfulness
淫巧   yín qiǎo OC: lɯm khruuʔ MC: jim khɣɛu 1 Attribution
  • NP[adN]works of excessive or indulgent craftsmanship
   zhì OC: tes MC: ʈiɛ 1 Attribution
  • NPnonreferentialthe clever and the shrewd
   zhì 1 Attribution
  • nab(.post-N)the craftiness of the contextually determinate N
   kuài OC: kloobs MC: kɑi 0 Attributions
  • vipost-Han: nimble
智巧   zhì qiǎo OC: tes khruuʔ MC: ʈiɛ khɣɛu 0 Attributions
  • NPabpsychcraftiness

Existing SW for

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