from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Having, displaying, or suggestive of deceitful character; evasive or untrustworthy.
- adj. Distinguished by frequent changes in direction: shifty winds.
- adj. Able to accomplish what is needed; resourceful.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Having the appearance of someone dishonest, criminal or unreliable; such as someone with shifty eyes.
- adj. Subject to frequent changes in direction.
- adj. Full of, or ready with, shifts or expedients.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Full of, or ready with, shifts; fertile in expedients or contrivance.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Changeable; changeful; shifting; fickle; wavering: as, shifty principles.
- Full of shifts; fertile in expedients; well able to shift for one's self.
- Given to or characterized by shifts, tricks, or artifices; fertile in dodges or evasions; tricky.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. changing position or direction
- adj. characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive
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