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1. slyness

noun. ['ˈslaɪnəs'] shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception.

Synonyms

  • perspicaciousness
  • cunning
  • guile
  • craft
  • shrewdness
  • craftiness
  • astuteness
  • perspicacity
  • foxiness

Antonyms

  • artless
  • maladroit
  • unattractive
  • artlessness

Etymology

  • -ness (English)
  • sly (English)
  • sly (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Slyness

  • aquinas
  • dryness
  • wryness
  • sinus
  • shyness
  • minus
  • linus
  • highness

Example sentences of the word slyness


1. Noun, singular or mass
In folklore, foxes have a reputation for slyness and cunning and are often portrayed as tricksters that use cleverness to get by despite their small size.

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