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foxiness

noun

Synonyms and Antonyms of foxiness

  1. 1 skill in achieving one's ends through indirect, subtle, or underhanded means it did not take an incredible amount of foxiness on his part to get you to spill the beans Synonyms of foxiness artfulness, artifice, caginess (also cageyness), canniness, craft, craftiness, cunningness, deviousness, cunning, guile, guilefulness, slickness, slyness, sneakiness, subtleness, subtlety, wilinessWords Related to foxiness calculation, care, design; savvy, sharpness, shrewdness; cleverness, ingeniousness, ingenuity, inventiveness; ease, facility, finesse; deceitfulness, duplicity, shiftiness, underhandedness

  2. 2 the inclination or practice of misleading others through lies or trickery an imposter of such formidable foxiness that a movie was made of his entertaining escapades Synonyms of foxiness artifice, cheating, cozenage, craft, craftiness, crookedness, crookery, cunning, cunningness, deceitfulness, deception, deceptiveness, dishonesty, dissembling, dissimulation, double-dealing, dupery, duplicity, fakery, deceit, fraud, guile, guilefulness, wilinessWords Related to foxiness equivocation, lying, mendacity, prevarication; chicane, chicanery, fraudulence, hanky-panky, jugglery, legerdemain, mountebankery, obliquity, skulduggery (or skullduggery), subterfuge, swindling, trickery, wile; falsehood, falsity, fib, untruth; hypocrisy, insincerity, sanctimoniousness, two-facedness; artfulness, caginess (also cageyness), deviousness, shrewdness; treacherousness, underhandedness, unscrupulousness; covertness, furtiveness, secrecy, shadiness, sneakiness, stealthiness; oiliness, shiftiness, slickness, slipperiness, slyness, smoothnessNear Antonyms of foxiness candidness, candor, directness, frankness, openness, plainness, plainspokenness; honesty, probity; dependability, reliability, reliableness, solidity, trustability, trustiness, trustworthiness; decency, goodness, incorruptibility, integrity, righteousness, truthfulness, uprightness, virtuousnessAntonyms of foxiness artlessness, forthrightness, good faith, guilelessness, ingenuousness, sincerity

  3. 3 exceptional discernment and judgment especially in practical matters lacks the foxiness needed to make it in dog-eat-dog world of show business Synonyms of foxiness astuteness, caginess (also cageyness), canniness, clear-sightedness, acumen, hardheadedness, intelligence, keenness, knowingness, sharpness, shrewdness, witWords Related to foxiness discernment, insight, perception, perceptiveness, perceptivity, percipience, sagaciousness, sagacity, sageness, sapience, wisdom; artfulness, artifice, craft, craftiness, cunning, deviousness, guile, slickness, slyness, sneakiness, subtleness, subtlety, wiliness; brain(s), gray matter, intellect, reason, senseNear Antonyms of foxiness artlessness, greenness, guilelessness, ingenuousness, innocence, naiveness, naïveté (also naivete or naiveté), simplemindedness, simpleness, simplicity, unsophistication, unworldliness; brainlessness, density, doltishness, dopiness, dumbness, fatuity, foolishness, half-wittedness, mindlessness, oafishness, obtuseness, senselessness, slowness, stupidity, stupidness, vacuity, witlessness


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