shiftiness

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From shifty +‎ -ness

Noun[edit]

shiftiness (countable and uncountable, plural shiftinesses)

  1. (uncountable) The property of being shifty.
    • 1973, Socialist Review (volume 8, page 331)
      Mr. Henderson's chief trouble seems to be that he cannot forget his old shiftiness of views and his pendulum-like swingings between Liberalism and Independent Labourism []
  2. (countable, rare) The result or product of being shifty.

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