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wily

wil·y

wily

 
 
pronunciation:
waI li
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: wilier, wiliest
definition: cleverly deceitful; tricky; cunning.
He used a wily stratagem to attract investors to his money-making scheme.The wily broker talked the elderly couple into making overly risky investments.
synonyms:
artful, beguiling, crafty, cunning, guileful, tricky
antonyms:
guileless, innocent
similar words:
calculating, deceitful, deceptive, devious, foxy, fraudulent, intriguing, slick, sly, sneaky, subtle
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derivations: wilily (adv.), wiliness (n.)