Slyly Sly"ly, adv. In a sly manner; shrewdly; craftily. [1913 Webster]

Honestly and slyly he it spent. --Chaucer. [1913 Webster]

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  • slyly — adverb /ˈslaɪli/ In a sly manner, cunningly. He wolde nat abyde uppon no poure man for no maner of thyng – and ever he slow slyly and slypped to another, tylle all were slayne to the numbir of a hondred thousand [...] …   Wiktionary

  • slyly — adv. Slyly is used with these verbs: ↑ask, ↑grin, ↑smile, ↑wink …   Collocations dictionary

  • slyly — 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

  • slyly — adverb see sly …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • slyly — See sly. * * * …   Universalium

  • slyly — (Roget s IV) modif. Syn. cleverly, stealthily, shrewdly, foxily, meanly, secretly, cunningly, intelligently, with downcast eyes, on the quiet, furtively …   English dictionary for students

  • slyly — adv. Cok. 156. Rel. Ant. ii. p. 176 …   Oldest English Words

  • slyly — adv. cunningly, craftily, guilefully; stealthily, secretively; mischievously, playfully …   English contemporary dictionary

  • slyly — ad. Craftily, cunningly, insidiously …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • slyly — sly·ly …   English syllables

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