wily

  • 1 Wily — 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. [1913 Webster]… …

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  • 2 Wily — Wily in Hieroglyphen …

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  • 3 Wily — (böhm. Myth.), eine der Hekate entsprechende Gottheit …

    Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • 4 wily — index artful, collusive, deceptive, delusive, devious, disingenuous, fraudulent, insidious, machiavellian …

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  • 5 wily — c.1300; see WILE (Cf. wile) …

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  • 6 wily — *sly, cunning, crafty, tricky, foxy, insidious, guileful, artful Analogous words: astute, sagacious, *shrewd: deceitful, cunning (see corresponding nouns at DECEIT) …

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  • 7 wily — [adj] crafty, clever arch, artful, astute, cagey, crazy like a fox*, crooked, cunning, deceitful, deceptive, deep, designing, foxy, greasy*, guileful, insidious, intriguing, knowing, sagacious, scheming, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick*, slippery*,… …

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  • 8 wily — ► ADJECTIVE (wilier, wiliest) ▪ skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully. DERIVATIVES wiliness noun …

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  • 9 wily — [wī′lē] adj. wilier, wiliest full of wiles; crafty; sly SYN. SLY …

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  • 10 Wily — [ thumb|100|Promotional image featuring Wile E. Coyote] Wily is a text editor created by Gary Capell for Unix computer systems. It is based on Acme, the mouse centric editing environment for the Plan 9 operating system. Wily is one of the few… …

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  • 11 wily — adj. wily of (that was wily of him) * * * [ waɪlɪ] wily of (that was wily of him) …

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  • 12 wily — [[t]wa͟ɪli[/t]] wilier, wiliest ADJ GRADED If you describe someone or their behaviour as wily, you mean that they are clever at achieving what they want, especially by tricking people. His appointment as prime minister owed much to the wily… …

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  • 13 wily — un·wily; wily; …

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  • 14 wily — UK [ˈwaɪlɪ] / US adjective Word forms wily : adjective wily comparative wilier superlative wiliest clever and willing to trick people in order to get what you want …

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  • 15 wily — adjective (wilier; est) Date: 14th century full of wiles ; crafty < a wily negotiator > Synonyms: see sly • wilily adverb • wiliness noun …

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  • 16 wily — adjective /waɪ.liː/ sly, cunning, full of tricks Horatios new girlfriend is a wily coquette and poor Horatio is too smitten to see it …

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  • 17 wily — adj. Wily is used with these nouns: ↑veteran …

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  • 18 wily — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) adj. designing, tricky, crafty, foxy; deceitful, crooked, Machiavellian; clever, subtle, cunning. II (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. crafty, sneaky, cunning; see sly 1 . See Synonym Study at sly . III (Roget s… …

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  • 19 wily — wil|y [ˈwaıli] adj [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: wile; WILES] clever at getting what you want, especially by tricking people = ↑cunning ▪ a wily politician >wiliness n [U] …

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  • 20 wily — adjective clever at getting what you want, especially by tricking people: a wily politician wiliness noun (U) …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English