Definition of shifty:
duplicitous, sneaky, underhanded, roundabout, indirect, sneaky, untrustworthy, shifting, oblique, underhand, sly, unfirm, guileful, circuitous, disingenuous, untrusty, devious, cunning, lubricious, honest.
- disreputable (part of speech: adjective)
irresolute (part of speech: adjective)
- "The Girl of the Golden West", David Belasco.
- "The Land Of Little Rain", Mary Hunter Austin.
For the further distraction of Mr. Bryant's mind from a matter that distressed him sorely, I told him of the case in which a thrifty and shifty London publisher turned to good advertising account one of the Saturday Review's most murderous criticisms.- "Recollections of a Varied Life", George Cary Eggleston.