sly

  • 1 Sly 3 — Éditeur Sony Computer Entertainment Développeur Sucker Punch Productions Date de sortie …

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  • 2 Sly — Sly, a. [Compar. {Slier}or {Slyer}; superl. {Sliest} or {Slyest}.] [OE. sli, slegh, sleih, Icel. sl?gr, for sl?gr; akin to Sw. slug, Dan. slu, LG. slou, G. schlau; probably to E. slay, v.t.; cf. G. verschlagen sly. See {Slay}, v. t., and cf.… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 Sly — is an adjective, meaning one of the following:#Clever in practical matters. #Hiding ones true intentions or goals.Its synonyms are cunning and roguish .Sly is also a proper masculine name, short for Sylvester. It is the name of several famous… …

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  • 4 sly — sly, cunning, crafty, tricky, foxy, insidious, wily, guileful, artful are comparable when they mean having or showing a disposition to attain one s ends by devious or indirect means. Sly implies a lack of candor which shows itself in… …

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  • 5 sly — [ slaı ] adjective 1. ) clever at tricking people or at secretly doing unfair or dishonest things 2. ) a sly smile, look, or remark shows that the person doing it knows something that other people do not know: He made a sly reference to the… …

    Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • 6 sly — [slaı] adj [Date: 1200 1300; : Old Norse; Origin: slœgr] 1.) someone who is sly cleverly deceives people in order to get what they want = ↑cunning 2.) sly smile/glance/wink etc a smile, look etc that shows you know something secret ▪ He leaned… …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 sly — c.1200, from O.N. sloegr cunning, crafty, sly, from P.Gmc. *slogis (Cf. Low Ger. slu cunning, sly ), probably from base *slog hit (see SLAY (Cf. slay)), with an original notion of able to hit. Cf. Ger. verschlagen cunning, crafty, sly,… …

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  • 8 sly — [slī] adj. slier or slyer, sliest or slyest [ME sley < ON slœgr, clever, cunning, lit., able to strike < base of slā & OE slean, to strike: see SLAY] 1. Dial. skillful or clever 2. skillful at trickery or deceit; crafty; wily 3. showing a… …

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  • 9 SLY — est un groupe de heavy metal japonais créé en 1994, formé d ex membres de groupe populaires, notamment le chanteur Minoru Niihara et le batteur Munetaka Higuchi, alors ex membres du groupe Loudness. Après la séparation de SLY en 1998, ils… …

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  • 10 sly — ► ADJECTIVE (slyer, slyest) 1) having a cunning and deceitful nature. 2) (of a remark, glance, or expression) insinuating. 3) (of an action) surreptitious. ● on the sly Cf. ↑on the sly …

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  • 11 sly|ly — «SLY lee», adverb. in a sly manner; secretly. Also, slily …

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  • 12 Sly — Sly, adv. Slyly. [Obs. or Poetic] Spenser. [1913 Webster] …

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  • 13 Sly — m, f English (mainly U.S.): modern name. The reasons for its adoption as a given name are not clear. In the case of the American actor Sylvester Stallone, it is used as a contracted pet form of his given name. The fact that it coincides in form… …

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  • 14 sly — I adjective arch, artful, astute, astutus, calculating, clandestine, conniving, covert, covinous, crafty, crooked, cunning, deceitful, deceiving, deceptious, deceptive, delusive, designing, devious, dishonest, dishonorable, disingeuous, double… …

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  • 15 sly — The adjective has comparative and superlative forms slyer and slyest, and derivative forms slyly, slyness …

    Modern English usage

  • 16 sly — [adj] clever, devious arch, artful, astute, bluffing, cagey, calculating, canny, captious, conniving, covert, crafty, crooked, cunning, deceitful, deceptive, delusive, designing, dishonest, dishonorable, dissembling, doubledealing, elusive, foxy …

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  • 17 Sly — Cette page d’homonymie répertorie les différents sujets et articles partageant un même nom. Sly est un mot anglais signifiant rusé mais il peut référer à: Nom SLY, groupe de heavy metal japonais Sly Cooper, raton laveur héros d une série de jeux… …

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  • 18 sly — [[t]sla͟ɪ[/t]] 1) ADJ GRADED: usu ADJ n A sly look, expression, or remark shows that you know something that other people do not know or that was meant to be a secret. His lips were spread in a sly smile... He gave me a sly, meaningful look.… …

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  • 19 sly — [[t]slaɪ[/t]] adj. sly•er sli•er, sly•est sli•est, 1) cunning or wily 2) stealthy; surreptitious 3) mischievous or roguish: sly humor[/ex] 4) idp on the sly, secretly; furtively Idiom. Etymology: 1175–1225; ME sly, sley < ON slŒgr sly, cunning …

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  • 20 sly — adjective (slier or slyer; sliest or slyest) Etymology: Middle English sleighe, sli, from Old Norse slœgr; akin to Old English slēan to strike more at slay Date: 13th century 1. chiefly dialect a. wise in practical affairs b. displaying …

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