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 ?
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.
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.
"And you heard us praise your manners, did n't you?" asked Polly, slyly.
Don't cry, child, it worries me to hear people sniff." 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!" in such a funny way, that she laughed instead.
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
"A good deal more than I generally get," said he, nodding slyly; "what he gave me will keep me in little comforts for several days."
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.
'He has had visitors to-day--humph?' said Gabriel, slyly.
Mr Brass slyly tickles his nose with his pen, and looks at Kit with the water standing in his eyes.