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- n. The property of being shifty.
- n. The result or product of being shifty.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. The quality or state of being shifty.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The character of being shifty, in any sense.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the quality of being a slippery rascal
- n. the quality of being changeable in direction
An Edmonton, Alberta native, Comrie's scoring ability and just plain shiftiness has been well documented.
If I had to put it into a word, Id go with "shiftiness".
The want of "shiftiness" is a national characteristic.
It is true that he has a certain rapidity, which somebody calls "shiftiness," of resolution and of performance, which gets him out of his scrapes as rapidly as he gets in.
"shiftiness" of the eye which was far from inspiring confidence, and with a trick of the tongue which suggested that his baptismal certificate probably bore the name of Anthony Martin.
Then there was some more shiftiness over whether he'll release his tax returns – and Romney got away with a non-answer that basically said he'd think about doing it if he was the nominee.
The present shiftiness, circumlocution and evasion is doing the party nothing but harm.
But he also displayed the shiftiness that had USC people comparing him to Reggie Bush, his immediate predecessor at that program.
Moreno does remind you of a young Walter Payton in that he makes up for his lack of top-end speed with his shiftiness and strength for his size.
That shiftiness was also recognised by those whose money was actually at stake.