What does the word sly mean?

    Part of speech: adjective

  • Slily.

  • Part of speech: adjective

  • Artful in doing things secretly; cunning; crafty.

Usage examples for sly

  1. The old man had only interrupted her tale with a few sly questions as to her love- affair and her religion; for when she had told him that Diodoros was under the care of Christians, it had occurred to him that this simply but not poorly dressed girl, with her modest ways and sweet, calm face, might herself be a Christian. – The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers by Georg Ebers
  2. A sly, wicked face, and awful eyes. – The Princess Virginia by C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson
  3. You are too eager for Georgian's money; too little interested in herself; and you are too sly in your ways. – The Chief Legatee by Anna Katharine Green