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Meaning of WILY

Pronunciation:  'wIlee

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[adj]  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"
 

WILY is a 4 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: artful, crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wil"y\, a. [Compar. {Wilier}; superl. {Wiliest}.] [From
{Wile}.]
Full of wiles, tricks, or stratagems; using craft or
stratagem to accomplish a purpose; mischievously artful;
subtle. ``Wily and wise.'' --Chaucer. ``The wily snake.''
--Milton.

      This false, wily, doubling disposition of mind.
                                               --South.

Syn: Cunning; artful; sly; crafty. See {Cunning}.

 

 

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