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 ?
His master therefore was tired of keeping him and began to think of putting an end to him; but the ass, who saw that some mischief was in the wind, took himself slyly off, and began his journey towards the great city, 'For there,' thought he, 'I may turn musician.
After a very brief silence, the merry-faced gentleman sent round the punch, and glancing slyly at the fastidious lady, who seemed desperately apprehensive that he was going to relate something improper, began
He watched me keenly and slyly, his chin all the while on his breast.
For,' said she, smiling slyly at her own fair image in the glass, 'he has been a most exemplary attendant at church these last few Sundays: you would think he was quite a good Christian.
I suppose I may take it for granted," he said slyly, "that this gentleman really has your interests at heart?
I can imagine nothing more unpleasant than to own a Conscience," and he winked slyly at his friend the Lion.
Mr Brass slyly tickles his nose with his pen, and looks at Kit with the water standing in his eyes.
It would take a policeman to do that, Trix, or a little man in a tall hat," said Fanny, slyly, which caused a general laugh, and made Beatrice toss her head coquettishly.
Amy was on the point of crying, but Laurie slyly pulled the parrot's tail, which caused Polly to utter an astonished croak and call out, "Bless my boots
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.
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.
Hetty blushed a deep rose-colour when Captain Donnithorne entered the dairy and spoke to her; but it was not at all a distressed blush, for it was inwreathed with smiles and dimples, and with sparkles from under long, curled, dark eyelashes; and while her aunt was discoursing to him about the limited amount of milk that was to be spared for butter and cheese so long as the calves were not all weaned, and a large quantity but inferior quality of milk yielded by the shorthorn, which had been bought on experiment, together with other matters which must be interesting to a young gentleman who would one day be a landlord, Hetty tossed and patted her pound of butter with quite a self-possessed, coquettish air, slyly conscious that no turn of her head was lost.