slyness

slyness
noun
shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
Syn: ↑craft, ↑craftiness, ↑cunning, ↑foxiness, ↑guile, ↑wiliness
Derivationally related forms: ↑wily (for: ↑wiliness), ↑sly, ↑foxy (for: ↑foxiness), ↑crafty (for: ↑craftiness), ↑crafty (for: ↑craft)
Hypernyms: ↑shrewdness, ↑astuteness, ↑perspicacity, ↑perspicaciousness

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  • Slyness — Sly ness, n. The quality or state of being sly. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • slyness — index artifice, evasion, indirection (deceitfulness), knavery Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • slyness — noun a) The state or quality of being being sly. With his natural slyness, he was able to talk his way out of trouble. b) The result or product of being sly. Syn: craftiness …   Wiktionary

  • slyness — sly ► ADJECTIVE (slyer, slyest) 1) having a cunning and deceitful nature. 2) (of a remark, glance, or expression) insinuating. 3) (of an action) surreptitious. ● on the sly Cf. ↑on the sly …   English terms dictionary

  • slyness — noun see sly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slyness — See slyly. * * * …   Universalium

  • slyness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun 1. Deceitful cleverness: art, artfulness, artifice, craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, wiliness. See HONEST, MEANS. 2. Lack of straightforwardness and honesty in action: chicanery, craft, craftiness,… …   English dictionary for students

  • slyness — sly·ness || slaɪnɪs n. craftiness, cunning; secretiveness, stealth; mischievousness, playfulness …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slyness — sly·ness …   English syllables

  • slyness — See: sly …   English dictionary

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