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Dictionary entry overview: What does sly mean?
• SLY (adjective)
The adjective SLY has 1 sense:
1. marked by skill in deception
Familiarity information: SLY used as an adjective is very rare.
Dictionary entry details
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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
artful (marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft)
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