wiliness


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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.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wiliness - shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deceptionwiliness - shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness - intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

wiliness

noun
Translations
مَكْر، مُراوَغَه
snedighed
slægî
kurnazlık

wiliness

[ˈwaɪlɪnɪs] Nastucia f

wiliness

nListigkeit f, → Schläue f, → Hinterlist f (pej)

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 ?
Ulysses was glad at finding himself, as Minerva told him, in his own country, and he began to answer, but he did not speak the truth, and made up a lying story in the instinctive wiliness of his heart.
And when I have paid for the policeman who protects me and, if I live in a country where conscription is in force, served in the army which guards my house and land from the invader, I am quits with society: for the rest I counter its might with my wiliness.
By all the unwritten laws of savage warfare it is always the redskin who attacks, and with the wiliness of his race he does it just before the dawn, at which time he knows the courage of the whites to be at its lowest ebb.
Faithfulness and devotion, things born of fire and roof, were his; yet he retained his wildness and wiliness.
I will watch with the wiliness of a snake, that I may sting with its venom.
it is part of my wiliness and part of my suspicion to object to Madame Fosco being a witness to Lady Glyde's signature, when I am also a witness myself.
Cuevas sent down six aces but fourteen - time Grand Slam champion Nadal's wiliness and sheer doggedness reeled him in.
Knowing that they had limited opportunities for sanctions against Iran's wiliness, the P5+1 countries responded with economic embargoes.
One reason that there is no proven cure or vaccine for Ebola hemorrhagic fever is the wiliness of crossover diseases.
Abaya in early 2014 had revealed the department s wiliness to bid the port out within the first three months of this year.
Scolari has already hinted his master plan involves combining the talents of his youngsters with the wiliness of old heads Fred, Maicon and Dani Alves, but inexperience remains a concern for fans.
Morse continued, “It is heartwarming to see the generosity of the community and their wiliness to help children in need.