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Wily meaning

wily - 3 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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 Dik"; " a wily old attorney"
  2. 2. Full of wiles, tricks, or stratagems; using craft or stratagem to accomplish a purpose; mischievously artful; subtle.
  3. 3. Cunning; crafty.

wily - examples of usage

  1. If Phineas had maintained the wily caution which he had exercised for the past seven years, all might have been well. - "The Rough Road", William John Locke.
  2. The boys promised not to be fooled by the wily Johnson. - "Two Little Confederates", Thomas Nelson Page.
  3. In return for that draft the wily Spaniard signed a declaration that he had invented the whole story, and that there was not a word of truth in it. - "The Secrets of Potsdam", William Le Queux.
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