Pronunciation Adjective

sly (comparative slyer, superlative slyest)

  1. Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.
  2. (having a positive sense) Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice
    Synonyms: nimble, skillful, cautious, shrewd
  3. Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle
    a sly trick
  4. Light or delicate; slight; thin.
Synonyms Translations Translations Translations
  • Italian: furtivo
  • Russian: иску́сный


  1. Slyly.

Proper noun
  1. A male given name.

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