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Synonyms for sly
slaɪsly

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  1. sly

    Synonyms:
    cunning, subtle, crafty, artful, wily, underhanded, astute, stealthy

    Antonyms:
    open, frank, artless, undesigning

Princeton's WordNet

  1. crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wilyadjective

    marked by skill in deception

    "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"

    Synonyms:
    tricksy, slippery, cunning, silky, clever, dicey, slick, cute, satiny, chancy, sleek, catchy, ingenious, chanceful, pat, crafty, silklike, wily, guileful, knavish, dodgy, silken, glib, tricky, foxy

    Antonyms:
    artless

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. slyadjective

    Synonyms:
    cunning, artful, crafty, wily, subtle, insidious, arch, shrewd, knowing

Synonyms, Antonyms & Associated Words

  1. slyadjective

    Synonyms:
    cautious, nimble, skillful, arch, wary, knowing, shrewd, cunning, wily, artful, subtle, stealthy, clandestine, covert, surreptitious, furtive

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How to use sly in a sentence?

  1. Georges Bernanos:

    Justice in the hands of the powerful is merely a governing system like any other. Why call it justice? Let us rather call it injustice, but of a sly effective order, based entirely on cruel knowledge of the resistance of the weak, their capacity for pain, humiliation and misery.

  2. Lisa Fields:

    A few of us have been able to see and speak with Connor on FaceTime and I am relieved to hear his voice, witness him move around and see that his sense of humor and strength are still intact, his sly smile says more than any scan, yet those are looking good, too. We are all overjoyed with the news that he is booked on a flight home.

  3. Karen Gibson:

    I have had people screaming at me from the car window, i do get stopped every time I go down the road - photos being taken - sometimes they're trying to pap you (take paparazzi photos) on the sly when they think you're not looking. It's beautiful!

  4. James Gunn:

    Always love working with my friend @officialslystallone our work today on #TheSuicideSquad was no exception, despite Sly being an iconic movie star, most people still don't have any idea what an amazing actor this guy is.

  5. Dan Fogelman:

    Fogelman also revealed Sylvester Stallone will make an appearance as a co-star in the movie Kevin is working on. We needed his big co-star and Sly Stallone is coming to do a huge part on the show as Kevin's co-star and father figure in the film he's shooting.


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