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1. sly

adjective. ['ˈslaɪ'] marked by skill in deception.

Synonyms

  • slick
  • crafty
  • wily
  • cunning
  • tricksy
  • tricky
  • artful
  • foxy
  • knavish
  • guileful

Antonyms

  • safe
  • dull
  • roughness
  • implausible

Etymology

  • sly (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Rhymes with Sly

  • adl-tabatabai
  • dwi
  • oversupply
  • standby
  • semidry
  • resupply
  • private-eye
  • misapply
  • isty
  • drip-dry
  • cspi
  • whereby
  • underly
  • underlie
  • overfly
  • mistry
  • mcfly
  • lxi
  • drive-by
  • comply
  • versailles
  • thereby
  • switaj
  • supply
  • sundai
  • sri
  • shanghai
  • sci
  • retry
  • reply

Sentences with sly


1. Noun, singular or mass
Ocean resorts dump waste into local waters on the sly.

2. Adverb
This sly little sweetener impedes crystallization.

Quotes about sly


1. On April 3, 2014, Jane Goodall turned 80. The iconic blond ponytail has gone gray, but the sparkle of intelligence, sly humor, and fierce dedication still shines from her hazel eyes.
- David Quammen

2. How often do we tell our own life story? How often do we adjust, embellish, make sly cuts? And the longer life goes on, the fewer are those around to challenge our account, to remind us that our life is not our life, merely the story we have told about our life. Told to others, but—mainly—to ourselves.
- Julian Barnes, The Sense of an Ending

3. She has a sly smile, and eyes that seem to see my essence as they explore my soul and implore my spirit to enter her. I look at her and I see love.
- Jarod Kintz, Love quotes for the ages. Specifically ages 18-81.

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