Sly – meaning of the word and examples

Deceiving people in a clever way in order to get what you want. (Cambridge Dictionary)

Seeming to know secrets. (Cambridge Dictionary)

sly look, expression, or remark shows that you know something that other people do not know or that was meant to be a secret. (Collins Dictionary)

If you describe someone as sly, you disapprove of them because they keep their feelings or intentions hidden and are clever at deceiving people. (Collins Dictionary)

Wise in practical affairs. (Merriam – Webster)

Displaying cleverness: Ingenious. (Merriam – Webster)

Clever in concealing one’s aims or ends: Furtive. (Merriam – Webster)

Having or showing a cunning and deceitful nature. (Oxford Dictionaries)

Examples

Sly and slick have similar meaning. 

https://thesaurus.plus/related/slick/sly

Are You Sly as a Fox?

https://wonderopolis.org/wonder/are-you-sly-as-a-fox

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

%d bloggers like this:
search previous next tag category expand menu location phone mail time cart zoom edit close