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Sly meaning

sly - 8 dictionary results

  1. 1. marked by skill in deception; " cunning men often pass for wise"; " deep political machinations"; " a foxy scheme"; " a slick evasive answer"; " sly as a fox"; " tricky Dik"; " a wily old attorney"
  2. 2. Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.
  3. 3. Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.
  4. 4. Light or delicate; slight; thin.
  5. 5. Slyly.
  6. 6. Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; - in a good sense.
  7. 7. Artful; cunning; secret.
  8. 8. Slily.

sly - examples of usage

  1. He is sly, is Reddy Fox, and his eyes are sharp and his ears are keen, so little happens that he doesn't see or hear about. - "Mrs. Peter Rabbit", Thornton W. Burgess.
  2. Reddy Fox had always been very sly and not bold at all. - "The Adventures of Reddy Fox", Thornton W. Burgess.
  3. I hate his sly ways." - "The Devil's Garden", W. B. Maxwell.
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