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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
slyslaɪ(adj.)sly•er; sli•er, sly•est; sli•est
(adj.)cunning or wily.
mischievous or roguish:
(n.)on the sly, secretly; furtively.
Origin of sly:
1175–1225; ME sly, sley < ON slŒgr sly, cunning
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"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
clever in a deceitful way; = cunning
a sly trick
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.
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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
cunning or deceitful
He sometimes behaves in rather a sly manner.
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- πονηρός, πανούργοςGreek
- astuto, tramposo, maliciosoSpanish
- kaval, petislikEstonian
- धूर्त, चालाकHindi
- lukav, prefriganCroatian
- kænn, slóttugurIcelandic
- gudrus, suktasLithuanian
- viltīgs; nodevīgsLatvian
- slu, beregnendeNorwegian
- چالاك، چلباز، ټګPashto
- prefíkaný, ľstivýSlovak
- knipslug, illmarigSwedish
- hilebaz, tilki gibiTurkish
- 狡猾的Chinese (Trad.)
- лукавий, хитрийUkrainian
- مکّار، چالاکUrdu
- ranh mãnh, quỷ quyệtVietnamese
- 狡猾的Chinese (Simp.)
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