"sly" Definition

  1. v. t. Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; -- in a good sense.
  2. v. t. Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.
  3. v. t. Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.
  4. v. t. Light or delicate; slight; thin.
  5. adv. Slyly.

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Position in dictionary: 91776 of 111710 words.
Word Type: v. t., v. t., v. t., v. t., adv.,
Words that start with "sly": 5
Words that end with "sly": 174
Words that contain "sly": 179
Next words in dictionary: slyboots, slyly, slyness, slype, smack
Previous words in dictionary: sluttish, sluttery, sluthhound, slutchy, slutch

English Dictionary Definition of sly

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