slily


Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Legal.

slily

(ˈslaɪlɪ)
adv
a variant spelling of slyly. See sly

sly

(slaɪ)

adj. sly•er sli•er, sly•est sli•est, adj.
1. cunning or wily.
2. stealthy; surreptitious.
3. mischievous or roguish: sly humor.
n.
4. on the sly, secretly; furtively.
Idiom.
[1175–1225; Middle English sly, sley < Old Norse slŒgr sly, cunning]
sly′ly, adv.
sly′ness, n.
Translations
بِمَكْر، بِخُبْث
lævíslega

sly

(slai) adjective
1. cunning or deceitful. He sometimes behaves in rather a sly manner.
2. playfully mischievous. He made a sly reference to my foolish mistake.
ˈslyly, ˈslily adverb
ˈslyness noun
Mentioned in ?
References in classic literature ?
Thwackum was the more confirmed in his opinion, as she had more than once slily caused him to whip Tom Jones, when Mr Allworthy, who was an enemy to this exercise, was abroad; whereas she had never given any such orders concerning young Blifil.
But ere this was done, Pip, who had been slily hovering near by all this while, drew nigh to him where he lay, and with soft sobbings, took him by the hand; in the other, holding his tambourine.
Mrs Durbeyfield's jacket and bonnet were already hanging slily upon a chair by her side, in readiness for this contemplated jaunt, the reason for which the matron deplored more than its necessity.
Wilson and her daughter; and even Eliza Millward was slily glancing from the corners of her eyes towards the object of general attraction.