sly adj : 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" [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, tricksy, tricky, wily] [also: slyest, slyer, sliest, slier]
- Rhymes with: -aɪ
- Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; — in a good sense.
- Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.
- Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.
- Light or delicate; slight; thin.
- Chinese: 狡猾 (jiǎohuá)
- Dutch: sluw, listig
- Finnish: ovela
- French: rusé, matois, sournois
- German: schlau, listig
- Italian: scaltro
- Japanese: ずるい (zurui)
- Korean: 교활한 (gyohwalhan)
- Portuguese: astuto
- Russian: хитрый (xítryj)
- Spanish: astuto, artero
- Swedish: slug, listig
- very young trees, in particular while growing very densely
Sly is an adjective, meaning one of the following:
- Clever in practical matters.
- Hiding ones true intentions or goals.
Its synonyms are "cunning" and "roguish".
Sly is also a proper masculine name, short for Sylvester. It is the name of several famous persons:
Sly is also the first name of the main protagonist in the games:
sly in Italian: SLY
sly in Japanese: スライ
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