slyness


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Related to slyness: in turn, jiggery

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:
Noun1.slyness - shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deceptionslyness - shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness - intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

slyness

noun
Translations
مَكْر، خُبْث
záludnost
snuhed
sunyiság
kænska
kurnazlıkmuziplik

slyness

[ˈslaɪnɪs] N
1. (= wiliness) → astucia f, lo taimado
2. (= mischievousness) → picardía f (pej) → malicia f

slyness

n
(= cunning)Schlauheit f, → Gerissenheit f; (of person, look also)Verschlagenheit f
(= mischievousness: of look) → Verschmitzheit f

slyness

[ˈslaɪnɪs] n (wiliness) → astuzia, scaltrezza; (mischievousness, of trick, smile) → malizia

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 ?
As for the bargain, it was wrinkled slyness and craft pitted against native truth and sagacity.
John Knightley presently, with some slyness, "he seems to have a great deal of goodwill towards you.
There were ruddy, brown-faced, broad-girthed Spanish Friars, and winking from their shelves in wanton slyness at the girls as they went by, and glanced demurely at the hung-up mistletoe.
Merely looking at me with extravagant slyness, and not waiting for any reply, she continued, without drawing breath:
But at my last words he perked up into a kind of startled slyness.
But here she did injustice to the fire and independence of his character, for it led him to escape out of Longbourn House the next morning with admirable slyness, and hasten to Lucas Lodge to throw himself at her feet.
Yet such is the vulpine slyness of Dame Nature, that, till now, Tess had been hoodwinked by her love for Clare into forgetting it might result in vitalizations that would inflict upon others what she had bewailed as misfortune to herself.
If he went on beside him, he observed him with the slyness of an old white fox.
Look at the slyness of her observation about Evgenie's uniform
EXCEPT Gilbert -- AND Charlie Sloane," said Diana, imitating Anne's italics and slyness.
Regularly, every slack water, without slyness, boldly and openly in the broad day, Big Alec was to be seen running his line.
Slyness and untruthfulness--that's what she has displayed.