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Shiftiness

noun
1.
The quality of being a slippery rascal.  Synonyms: rascality, slipperiness, trickiness.
2.
The quality of being changeable in direction.






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"Shiftiness" Quotes from Famous Books



... other members of the company, he found "the indifferent rider," known as Signor Antonio Martinelli, an undoubted Irishman of about thirty years of age, extremely handsome, but with a certain "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. He found, too, that all he had heard regarding the youth and beauty ...
— Cleek: the Man of the Forty Faces • Thomas W. Hanshew



Words linked to "Shiftiness" :   dishonesty, shifty, changeability, changeableness



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