Shifty meaning

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Having, displaying, or suggestive of deceitful character; evasive or untrustworthy.
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Distinguished by frequent changes in direction.

Shifty winds.

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Able to accomplish what is needed; resourceful.
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Full of shifts or expedients; resourceful.
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Having or showing a tricky or deceitful nature; evasive.
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Having the appearance of someone dishonest, criminal or unreliable; such as someone with shifty eyes.

He was a shifty character in a seedy bar and I checked my wallet was still there after talking to him.

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Subject to frequent changes in direction.
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Full of, or ready with, shifts or expedients.

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