slyly


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Related to slyly: unceasingly

sly

 (slī)
adj. sli·er (slī′ər), sli·est (slī′ĕst) also sly·er or sly·est
1. Clever or cunning, especially in the practice of deceit.
2. Stealthy or surreptitious: took a sly look at the letter on the table.
3. Playfully mischievous: a sly laugh.
Idiom:
on the sly
In a way intended to escape notice: took extra payments on the sly.

[Middle English sleigh, from Old Norse slœgr.]

sly′ly adv.
sly′ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.slyly - in an artful mannerslyly - in an artful manner; "he craftily arranged to be there when the decision was announced"; "had ever circumstances conspired so cunningly?"
Translations
záludně
snu
agyafúrtan
lævíslega
kurnazca muzipçe

slyly

[ˈslaɪlɪ] ADV
1. (= cunningly) → con astucia, astutamente
2. (= mischievously) [smile, say] → pícaramente

slyly

[ˈslaɪli] adv [grin, smile] → d'un air narquois

slyly

adv
(= cunningly)schlau; say, look atlistig
(= mischievously) look, winkverschmitzt

slyly

[ˈslaɪlɪ] adv (see adj) → astutamente, scaltramente, furtivamente; (smile, wink) → maliziosamente

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
References in classic literature ?
Apparently there had been some appalling act of justice recently inflicted, for his scholars were all busily intent upon their books, or slyly whispering behind them with one eye kept upon the master; and a kind of buzzing stillness reigned throughout the schoolroom.
The creature was as lithe as a cat, and as active as a monkey, and the confinement of sewing was her abomination; so she broke her needles, threw them slyly out of the window, or down in chinks of the walls; she tangled, broke, and dirtied her thread, or, with a sly movement, would throw a spool away altogether.
He saw the necessity of inviting the Miss Steeles immediately, and his conscience was pacified by the resolution of inviting his sisters another year; at the same time, however, slyly suspecting that another year would make the invitation needless, by bringing Elinor to town as Colonel Brandon's wife, and Marianne as THEIR visitor.
He was very pert and lively, and hopped about so close to her feet, and put his head on one side and looked at her so slyly that she asked Ben Weatherstaff a question.
The Bristol Theater's open, papa," she whispered, slyly and suddenly, in her father's ear; "I saw it in the newspaper when I went to the library to get the key.
As he walked up and down that part of the courtyard which was at the side of the house, with the stray rooks and jackdaws looking after him with their heads cocked slyly, as if they knew how much more knowing they were in worldly affairs than he, if any sort of vagabond could only get near enough to his creaking shoes to attract his attention to one sentence of a tale of distress, that vagabond was made for the next two days.
He watched me keenly and slyly, his chin all the while on his breast.
He noticed in the two stories that Helen did not go very reluctantly, for she was laughing slyly and roguishly; but the fair Dido was shown dropping tears the size of walnuts from her eyes.
There Ned Land and Conseil were slyly watching some of the ship's crew, who were opening the hatches, while cries of rage and fearful vociferations resounded outside.
As to the rest of the blade, the master had slyly put that on one side to make himself a larding pin.
de Monte Cristo, King of China, Emperor of Cochin-China," said the young imp, looking slyly towards his sister.
He darted a preparatory glance at Athos and Aramis, who slyly pushed their chairs a little back so as to leave themselves more space for action.