Definition of Sly

1. Adjective. Marked by skill in deception. "A wily old attorney"




Definition of Sly

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

2. adv. Slyly.

Definition of Sly

1. Adjective. Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily. ¹

2. Adjective. Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; — in a good sense. ¹

3. Adjective. Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick. ¹

4. Adjective. Light or delicate; slight; thin. ¹

5. Adverb. Slyly. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Sly

1. crafty [adj SLIER, SLIEST or SLYER, SLYEST] : SLYLY [adv] - See also: crafty

Medical Definition of Sly

1. 1. Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; in a good sense. "Be ye sly as serpents, and simple as doves." (Wyclif (Matt. X. 16)) "Whom graver age And long experience hath made wise and sly." (Fairfax) 2. Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily. "For my sly wiles and subtle craftiness, The litle of the kingdom I possess." (Spenser) 3. Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick. "Envy works in a sly and imperceptible manner." (I. Watts) 4. Light or delicate; slight; thin. By the sly, or On the sly, in a sly or secret manner. "Gazed on Hetty's charms by the sly." . Sly goose, the common sheldrake; so named from its craftiness. Synonym: Cunning, crafty, subtile, wily. See Cunning. Origin: OE. Sli, slegh, sleih, Icel slgr, for slgr; akin to Sw. Slug, Dan. Slu, LG. Slou, G. Schlau; probably to E. Slay, v.t.; cf. G. Verschlagen sly. See Slay, and cf. Sleight. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Sly

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sluts
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slutteries
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sluttiness
slutting
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sluttishly
sluttishness
sluttishnesses
slutty
sly (current term)
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sly-boots
sly as a fox
sly fox
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slyboots
slyer
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slyish
slyke
slyly
slyness
slynesses
slype

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