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Princeton's WordNet

  1. dexterity, manual dexterity, sleightnoun

    adroitness in using the hands

Wiktionary

  1. sleightnoun

    Cunning; craft; artful practice.

    Etymology: From slœgð, from slœgr.

  2. sleightnoun

    An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.

    Etymology: From slœgð, from slœgr.

  3. sleightnoun

    Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.

    Etymology: From slœgð, from slœgr.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Sleightnoun

    cunning; craft; artful practice

    Etymology: [OE. sleighte, sleihte, sleithe, Icel. slg (for slg) slyness, cunning, fr. slgr (for slgr) sly, cunning. See Sly.]

  2. Sleightnoun

    an artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation

    Etymology: [OE. sleighte, sleihte, sleithe, Icel. slg (for slg) slyness, cunning, fr. slgr (for slgr) sly, cunning. See Sly.]

  3. Sleightnoun

    dexterous practice; dexterity; skill

    Etymology: [OE. sleighte, sleihte, sleithe, Icel. slg (for slg) slyness, cunning, fr. slgr (for slgr) sly, cunning. See Sly.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Sleight

    slīt, n. cunning: dexterity: an artful trick.—n. Sleight′-of-hand, legerdemain. [Ice. slægth, cunning, slægr, sly.]

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleight in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of sleight in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of sleight in a Sentence

  1. Katie Hobbs:

    This statutory sleight of hand is set to expire at the end of my term, leaving no doubt that this was prompted by my efforts to protect the freedom to vote and because they did not like the outcome of the Presidential Election.

  2. Kate Bedingfield:

    It's impossible to pay for Medicare for All without middle-class tax increases, to accomplish this sleight of hand, her proposal dramatically understates its cost, overstates its savings, inflates the revenue, and pretends that an employer payroll tax increase is something else.

  3. Brigitte Amiri:

    The state's bureaucratic sleight of hand is fooling no one. This is an attempt to ban abortion in Kentucky, plain and simple. We are fighting to keep this from happening.

  4. Brad Adams:

    Thailand's friends abroad should not be fooled by this obvious sleight of hand by the junta leader to replace martial law with a constitutional provision that effectively provides unlimited and unaccountable powers.

  5. Justin Amash:

    Barr's misrepresentations are significant but often subtle, frequently taking the form of sleight-of-hand qualifications or logical fallacies, which Attorney General Barr hopes people will not notice.

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