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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Marked by skill in deception.

Usage examples (34)
  • The wily coyote was always tricked by the sly rabbit.
  • "Oh rocky," the animal control officer called the wily raccoon.
  • Mr. Musharraf is known as a wily fox here in India, and his speech shows exactly why that is.
  • Public Safety Director Stephen Poloni tells The Detroit News coyotes are "called wily for a reason" and says "sharpshooters may be a last resort." for more
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