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 ?
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.
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. It makes laws for its self-preservation, and if I break them it imprisons or kills me: it has the might to do so and therefore the right.
I will watch with the wiliness of a snake, that I may sting with its venom.
Faithfulness and devotion, things born of fire and roof, were his; yet he retained his wildness and wiliness. He was a thing of the wild, come in from the wild to sit by John Thornton's fire, rather than a dog of the soft Southland stamped with the marks of generations of civilization.
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."
There was a serious need to address the misunderstanding to achieve the ultimate goal that was developing a culture which promoted clean eating and wiliness to remain fit.
"If the US proposes holding a third North Korea-US summit with a right attitude and a right method, we have a wiliness to do it one more time," Kim was quoted by Yonhap, as saying.
Grace Ogot retells this story to remind all on the wiliness of the human mind and its consequences.
Touching on the border-crossing wiliness of insomnia, he wrote: "To sleep with open eyes is an anomaly symbolically indicating something which the general consciousness does not approve of.
' As the president of the women union and Otu Ifunanya women dance Obosi I have met lost of wealthy women in the community Anibogwu our stands all with her humility and wiliness to support meaningfully at all times.
"I think what contributed to the results of the polls last night was the level of engagement that we had with the community and the wiliness we had to meet with people throughout the whole process," Superintendent Emily Tammaru said.