Definitions for SLYslaɪ

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

Wiktionary

  1. sly(Adverb)

    Slyly.

  2. sly(Adjective)

    Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.

  3. sly(Adjective)

    Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; u2014 in a good sense.

  4. sly(Adjective)

    Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.

  5. sly(Adjective)

    Light or delicate; slight; thin.

  6. Origin: From sly, sley, from slǽgr, slœgr, from slōgiz, from slak-. Cognate with slægur, slu, schlau. Related to sleight, slay.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sly(verb)

    dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; -- in a good sense

  2. Sly(verb)

    artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily

  3. Sly(verb)

    done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick

  4. Sly(verb)

    light or delicate; slight; thin

  5. Sly(adverb)

    slyly

Freebase

  1. Sly

    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.


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