- Word Combinations (adjective)
|part of speech:
||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.
- artful, beguiling, crafty, cunning, guileful, tricky
- guileless, innocent
- similar words:
- calculating, deceitful, deceptive, devious, foxy, fraudulent, intriguing, slick, sly, sneaky, subtle
||arch, artful, scheming, shifty, two-faced
||wilily (adv.), wiliness (n.)