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  • adj. Characterized by cunning or shrewdness; crafty.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Characterized by cunning or shrewdness; crafty.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Skilled; expert; shrewd.

Etymologies

Latin callidus, from callere to be thick-skinned, to be hardened, from callum, callus, callous skin, callosity, callousness. (Wiktionary)

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  • He feigned to be feeble and pallid
    So illness might seem to be valid.
    He languished with skill,
    As clever boys will.
    Though lazy the young man was callid.

    May 13, 2015

  • early caller-id

    September 7, 2010