Translation of crafty in Spanish:


Pronunciation: /ˈkræfti; ˈkrɑːfti/

adjective/adjetivo (-tier, -tiest)

  • [person] astuto, zorro [colloquial/familiar], vivo [colloquial/familiar]; [child] pícaro, pillo; [methods/tactics] hábil, artero he's a crafty old fox es un viejo de lo más zorro [colloquial/familiar]
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    • The crafty woman was clever enough not to give me the mobiles.
    • Beware of a crafty and clever individual who can talk you into making a bad financial deal.
    • It's just possible that crafty, quick, powerful Jones could defeat any fighter in any weight class in the world.
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    • He pieces together the history behind the crafty tricks and cunning plans of conflict.
    • ‘Well, usually I'd just walk in,’ Dallas said as he scratched his chin and a crafty smile appeared on his face.
    • My red lips curl into a crafty little smile at the thought of that suave, devil of a man sitting on the sixty-eighth floor.
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    • If you are interested in joining a group of crafty ladies do come along and join in the fun.
    • Sunday morning, Tracy, her mother, and I went shopping at a couple of cute little crafty stores.
    • Tap into your inner Picasso with these crafty tricks.

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Spain had three civil wars known as the guerras carlistas (1833-39, 1860, 1872-76). When Fernando VII died in 1833, he was succeeded not by his brother the Infante Don Carlos de Borbón, but by his daughter Isabel, under the regency of her mother María Cristina. This provoked a mainly northern-Spanish revolt, with local guerrillas pitted against the forces of the central government. The Carlist Wars were also a confrontation between conservative rural Catholic Spain, especially the Basque provinces and Aragón, led by the carlistas, and the progressive liberal urban middle classes allied with the army. Carlos died in 1855, but the carlistas, representing political and religious traditionalism, supported his descendants' claims until reconciliation in 1977 with King Juan Carlos.