Part of speech: adverb


Part of speech: noun


Part of speech: adjective

Full of wiles; sly; cunning; deceptIve.

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Usage examples "wily":

  1. Or, still more thrilling, a pair of wily gray rats? - "The Brightener", C. N. Williamson A. M. Williamson.
  2. Only too often, peer as cautiously as we might, the wily old mallards would catch a glimpse of some slight motion. - "The Killer", Stewart Edward White.
  3. The wily Indian watched his opportunity, and when Sanchez was looking another way, plunged into the water and disappeared. - "The Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus (Vol. II)", Washington Irving.