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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Artfully cunning. (comparative of SLY)

Usage examples (7)
  • Adjective : sly as a fox. ,sly humor
  • The sliest of them may be a series of line drawings spoofing the long-standing rivalry between the playwright Frank Chin and the novelist Maxine Hong Kingston.
  • She got nothing, for instance, out of the juxtaposition of "roaming" and "Romeo" in the verse of Irving Berlin's "I'm Putting All My Eggs in One Basket," a neat half-rhyme on...
  • Southern humorist Roy Blount Jr. corrals his sliest essays in Long Time Leaving (Knopf). for more
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