sly: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (slī), [key]
— adj., n. sly•er sli•er, sly•est sli•est,
  1. cunning or wily: sly as a fox.
  2. stealthy, insidious, or secret.
  3. playfully artful, mischievous, or roguish: sly humor.
  1. secretly; furtively: a tryst on the sly.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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