wily

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wi·ly

 (wī′lē)
adj. wi·li·er, wi·li·est
Full of wiles; cunning.

wil′i·ly adv.
wil′i·ness n.

wily

(ˈwaɪlɪ)
adj, wilier or wiliest
characterized by or proceeding from wiles; sly or crafty
ˈwiliness n

wil•y

(ˈwaɪ li)

adj. wil•i•er, wil•i•est.
full of, marked by, or proceeding from wiles; crafty; cunning.
[1250–1300]
wil′i•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.wily - marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
artful - marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors"

wily

wily

adjective
Deceitfully clever:
Translations
ماكِر، مُراوِغ
snu
slægur, slunginn
blēdīgsviltīgs

wily

[ˈwaɪlɪ] ADJ (wilier (compar) (wiliest (superl))) → astuto, taimado

wily

[ˈwaɪli] adjrusé(e)

wily

adj (+er)listig, schlau, hinterlistig (pej)

wily

[ˈwaɪlɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → astuto/a, furbo/a
he's a wily old devil or bird or fox (fam) → è una vecchia volpe, è un furbo matricolato or di tre cotte

wily

(ˈwaili) adjective
crafty, cunning, sly etc. a wily old fox; He is too wily for the police to catch him.
ˈwiliness noun
References in classic literature ?
They repeated the words after me again and again, but without giving any peculiar emphasis to either, so that I was completely at a loss to understand them; for a couple of wilier young things than we afterwards found them to have been on this particular occasion never probably fell in any traveller's way.
It's hard to imagine that a wilier strategy could have made movement loyalties stronger than partisan ones As the authors admit in their first chapter, "The chances that the antiwar movement would have a major influence on war policy in the 2000s appear to have been small from the outset.
Wilier than others, the government of Algeria did not kill people; it killed time.
Bob Wilier, vice president of technology and operations, Higher One
1998); Brent Simpson & Robb Wilier, Altruism and Indirect Reciprocity: The Interaction of Person and Situation in Prosocial Behavior, 71 Soc.
Soon, Harvey and Mike realise that Stemple is wilier than they had considered him to be.
But being outsmarted by another far wilier than you leaves a bitter taste in the mouth.
As part of its sponsorship, Wilier has donated a complete Zero9 bicycle valued at $5,000, to be given away as a post-ride door prize.
He's a bit wilier, a bit more political - he's more understanding of the politics of a situation before just charging in.
But even there, Amis has a point: has Felix Leiter, Bond's CIA ally, ever done anything other than take "orders from Bond, the Britisher [while] Bond is constantly doing better than he, showing himself not braver or more devoted, but smarter, wilier, tougher, more resourceful--the incarnation of little old England with her quiet ways"?
Annual Energy Consumption by End use Electricity Natural Gas Steam Chilled kWh(x000) MBtu Btu Wilier Btu Space Cool 37.
This is not because he runs the Alawite dictatorship - in fact he is only one of three main players in the regime, the other two being his tougher young brother Gen Maher and wilier brother-in-law Gen Assef Shawkat - but in view of his spontaneity and propensity to take risks.