Synonyms and Antonyms of shifty
1 given to acting in secret and to concealing one's intentions shifty politicians making deals to channel federal funds into their districts Synonyms of shifty furtive, shady, sneaky, slippery, sly, sneaking, stealthyWords Related to shifty artful, crafty, cunning, devious, foxy, guileful, slick, wily; close, closemouthed, reticent, secretive; clandestine, covert, dark; deceitful, deceiving, deceptive, devious, duplicitous, trickish, tricky, underhand, underhanded; cheating, crooked, defrauding, dishonest, dissembling, double-dealing, knavish, two-faced; lying, mendacious, untrustworthy, untruthful; insidious, perfidious, serpentine, treacherousNear Antonyms of shifty aboveboard, forthright, plainspoken, straightforward; candid, direct, foursquare, frank, open, plain; honest, trustworthy, truthful
2 given to or marked by cheating and deception shifty practices such as turning back the odometers on used cars Synonyms of shifty bent [chiefly British], crooked, deceptive, double-dealing, duplicitous, fast, fraudulent, guileful, rogue, shady, sharp, dishonest, underhand, underhandedWords Related to shifty unconscionable, unethical, unprincipled, unscrupulous; deceitful, deceiving, deluding, delusive, delusory, false; artful, beguiling, cagey (also cagy), crafty, cunning, foxy, slick, sly, subtle, wily; defrauding, devious, furtive, slippery, sneaking, sneaky, trickish, tricky; insidious, perfidious, treacherousNear Antonyms of shifty conscientious, decent, ethical, honorable, just, scrupulous, upright; forthright, straightforwardAntonyms of shifty aboveboard, honest, straight
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