Definition of shiftiness:
slip, duplicity, deception, craft, slick, mischievousness, honest, roguery, prankishness, sneakiness, cunning, slickness, mischief, craftiness, trickery, underhandedness, deceit, chicanery, devilment, deceitfulness, devilry, dishonesty, deviousness, indirection, shadiness, double-dealing, slyness, roguishness, slipperiness, rascality, mischief-making, shenanigan, guile, trickiness, deviltry.
irresolution (part of speech: noun)
- "The Henchman", Mark Lee Luther.
Here, I say, the course is clear, the way is obvious, but no sooner do we enter on the last chapters than the story begins to show incipient shiftiness, and soon it doubles back and turns, growing with every turn weaker like a hare before the hounds.- "Confessions of a Young Man", George Moore.
- "Household Tales by Brothers Grimm", Grimm Brothers.