HyperDic: wily

English > 1 sense of the word wily:
ADJECTIVEallwily, crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, trickymarked by skill in deception
wily > pronunciation
Soundsway'liy
Rhymesably ... zealously: 1543 rhymes with liy...
English > wily: 1 sense > adjective 1
Meaningmarked by skill in deception.
Example "a wily old attorney"
Synonymscrafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky
Broaderartfulmarked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
Spanishartero, astuto, bellaco, ladino, pícaro, sagaz, socarrón, taimado
Catalanastut, bergant, murri, sagaç, sorneguer
Nounswilethe use of tricks to deceive someone (usually to extract money from them)
wilinessshrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

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