crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily(adj)
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 Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.
Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; u2014 in a good sense.
Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.
Light or delicate; slight; thin.
Origin: From sly, sley, from slǽgr, slœgr, from slōgiz, from slak-. Cognate with slægur, slu, schlau. Related to sleight, slay.
dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; -- in a good sense
artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily
done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick
light or delicate; slight; thin
Sly, ovvero La leggenda del dormiente risvegliato is an opera in three acts by Ermanno Wolf-Ferrari to an Italian libretto by Giovacchino Forzano, based on the Prologue to William Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew. Unlike most of Wolf-Ferrari's other operas, this is a tragedy.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
slī, adj. dexterous in doing anything so as to be unobserved: cunning: wily: secret: done with artful dexterity: illicit.—n. Sly′boots, a sly or cunning person or animal.—advs. Sly′ly, Slī′ly.—ns. Sly′ness, Slī′ness.—On the sly, slyly, secretly. [Prob. from Ice. slæg-r; cf. Ger. schlau.]
The numerical value of SLY in Chaldean Numerology is: 7
The numerical value of SLY in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2
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- ماكر, خبيثArabic
- schlau, listig, gerissen, verschmitztGerman
- sournois, espiègle, matois, rusé, malinFrench
- glic, bradachIrish
- furbo, sornione, subdoloItalian
- 狡猾, 狡いJapanese
- slu, sleip, listigNorwegian
- коварный, ловкий, лукавый, хитрый, искусныйRussian
- prepreden, lukavSerbo-Croatian
- prešibaný, chytrý, ľstivýSlovak
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