craft

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(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. skill, expertise; art, handicraft; trade; vessel, ship, boat; cunning, artfulness, deceit, trickery. See business.
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(Roget's IV) n.
1. [Skill]
Syn. proficiency, competence, adeptness; see ability 2 , art 1 .
2. [Guile]
Syn. cunning, duplicity, trickery, slyness; see cunning , dishonesty .
3. [Trade]
Syn. occupation, vocation, handicraft, work; see job 1 , profession 1 .
4. [Vessel]
Syn. boat, ship, aircraft; see boat , plane 3 , ship , spacecraft .
See Synonym Study at art .
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. skill expertise, artistry, facility, mastery, dexterity, ability, knack, know-how.
2. cunning artfulness, deceit, craftiness, shrewdness, slyness, artifice, guile, trickery, ruse.
3. trade handiwork, job, line, business, vocation.
ANT.: 1. incompetency, clumsiness, inability. 2. honesty, naivete
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun 1. Natural or acquired facility in a specific activity: ability, adeptness, art, command, expertise, expertness, knack, mastery, proficiency, skill, technique. Informal: know-how. See ABILITY, KNOWLEDGE. 2. Deceitful cleverness: art, artfulness, artifice, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness. See HONEST, MEANS. 3. Lack of straightforwardness and honesty in action: chicanery, craftiness, deviousness, dishonesty, indirection, shadiness, shiftiness, slyness, sneakiness, trickery, trickiness, underhandedness. See HONEST. 4. Activity pursued as a livelihood: art, business, calling, career, employment, job, line, metier, occupation, profession, pursuit, trade, vocation, work. Slang: racket. Archaic: employ. See ACTION.

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