Shifty is an adjective that is used to describe having an appearance or behaving in a way that seems dishonest. Resourceful, tricky. Difficult to catch, very evasive.
- His ‘shifty’ nature makes it difficult for people to trust him.
- She was a ‘shifty’ individual, but the people knew that if they needed something getting done – she was the go to woman.
- ‘Shifty’ leaders make decisions for the consensus of people without them being cognizant of the situations.