Definitions for slyness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

slyslaɪ(adj.)sly•er; sli•er, sly•est; sli•est

  1. (adj.)cunning or wily.

  2. stealthy; surreptitious.

  3. mischievous or roguish:

    sly humor.

  4. (n.)on the sly, secretly; furtively.


Origin of sly:

1175–1225; ME sly, sley < ON slŒgr sly, cunning


Princeton's WordNet

  1. craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness(noun)

    shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception


  1. slyness(Noun)

    The state or quality of being being sly.

    With his natural slyness, he was able to talk his way out of trouble.

  2. slyness(Noun)

    The result or product of being sly.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Slyness(noun)

    the quality or state of being sly

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