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A.Word.A.Daywith Anu Garg
1. Evasive; untrustworthy.
2. Changing directions frequently.
3. Resourceful: able to accomplish what needs done.
From Old English sciftan (to arrange or divide). Earliest documented use: 1570.
“He was shifty and sly -- there was something very distasteful and loathsome about him.”
Mari Emm; A Rumour From The Firehouse; AuthorHouse; 2015.
“The smart, shifty forward showed he could excel at the pro game.”
Jason Bell; Just Ducky; Winnipeg Free Press (Canada); Oct 13, 2021.
See more usage examples of shifty in Vocabulary.com’s dictionary.
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