Definition Of sly


having or showing a cunning and deceitful nature.

she had a sly personality

Example Of sly

  • A sly , mischievous grin then appeared on the thief's face.

  • a sly sip of water

  • At the Chelsea Flower Show, Ann-Marie Powell finds garden designers looking to a geometric future and enjoys japesters taking a sly dig at the past

  • ‘Something for you to eat,’ replies the breakfast girl with a sly grin.

  • ‘We may let in a few goals,’ he said with a sly grin.

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