wiliness

  • 1 Wiliness — Wi li*ness, n. The quality or state of being wily; craftiness; cunning; guile. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 2 wiliness — [wī′lē nis] n. a wily quality or condition * * * See wilily. * * * …

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  • 3 wiliness — index artifice, dishonesty, fraud Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 4 wiliness — [wī′lē nis] n. a wily quality or condition …

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  • 5 wiliness — wily ► ADJECTIVE (wilier, wiliest) ▪ skilled at gaining an advantage, especially deceitfully. DERIVATIVES wiliness noun …

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  • 6 wiliness — noun see wily …

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  • 7 wiliness — noun deceitful cleverness or shrewdness See Also: wily …

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  • 8 wiliness — (Roget s Thesaurus II) noun Deceitful cleverness: art, artfulness, artifice, craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness. See HONEST, MEANS …

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  • 9 wiliness — wil·i·ness || waɪlɪnɪs n. state or quality of being wily; cleverness, cunning; guile …

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  • 10 wiliness — noun (U) the quality of being wily …

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  • 11 wiliness — wil·i·ness …

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  • 12 wiliness — see WILY …

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  • 13 art — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. craft, skill; cunning; science, technics; fine arts (See representation). See business. II (Roget s IV) n. 1. [Skill or creative power] Syn. skill, craft, technique, artistry, craftsmanship,… …

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  • 14 craftiness — noun 1. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception • Syn: ↑craft, ↑cunning, ↑foxiness, ↑guile, ↑slyness, ↑wiliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wily ( …

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  • 15 foxiness — noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception • Syn: ↑craft, ↑craftiness, ↑cunning, ↑guile, ↑slyness, ↑wiliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wily ( …

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  • 16 slyness — noun shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception • Syn: ↑craft, ↑craftiness, ↑cunning, ↑foxiness, ↑guile, ↑wiliness • Derivationally related forms: ↑wily ( …

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  • 17 Cunning — Cun ning (k[u^]n n[i^]ng), a. [AS. cunnan to know, to be able. See 1st {Con}, {Can}.] 1. Knowing; skillful; dexterous. A cunning workman. Ex. xxxviii. 23. [1913 Webster] Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white Nature s own sweet and cunning… …

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  • 18 wily — adjective (wilier; est) Date: 14th century full of wiles ; crafty < a wily negotiator > Synonyms: see sly • wilily adverb • wiliness noun …

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  • 19 cunning — I. adjective Etymology: Middle English, from present participle of can know Date: 14th century 1. dexterous or crafty in the use of special resources (as skill or knowledge) or in attaining an end < a cunning plotter > 2. displaying keen insight… …

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  • 20 Vice — is a practice or habit that is considered immoral, depraved, and/or degrading in the associated society. In more minor usage, vice can refer to a fault, a defect, an infirmity, or merely a bad habit. Synonyms for vice include fault, depravity,… …

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