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wily - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wily

(adj) marked by skill in deception
Synonyms : crafty , cunning , dodgy , foxy , guileful , knavish , slick , sly , tricksy , tricky
Example Sentence
  • cunning men often pass for wise
  • deep political machinations
  • a foxy scheme
  • a slick evasive answer
  • sly as a fox
  • tricky Dick
  • a wily old attorney

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for wily

wily - வில்லி... in tamil...villy means villain, artful, cunning
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by the suspect

sounds like willy which means someone who wants to fulfill his will by any means. He has to be clever to do so.
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by cp.jethani

Wiley Coyote tried to trick Road Runner. (cartoon)
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by melstra

WILY=WILling to trick people what anyone wants to have
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by mamun_401@yahoo.com

WILLY(a lot of will)...WILY people are cunning
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by nileshdive

Pronounced opposite..it is 'evil'
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by theShankmaster

its look lilly .lilly is crafty,artfull girl
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by yasaswi

wily is like witty witty ppl can be crafty, artful, cunning
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by SilverLines

sounds like silly(meaning foolish and dumb): so wily is the opposite of silly meaning artful and cunning.
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by muhammadbillal

wil+y : one who has a wil and can do anything to complete his wil, WILY
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by nikhilparasher

i will memorise it as WILLY as BILLY, as when billy mkes amew sound ,its very CUNNING to me.
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by deepakranamech

Wily and slily, both are similar and they mean, cunning.
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by pushpa_edit

it sounds like willy of willy wonka movie , in which he decepts people
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by gopikrish2000

wily( vie + lily ) : he vies but puts lily flower in ear... cunning
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by lifeavi

wily = (West Indies) + lying.west indies bowlers are always using tricky method to fool the opposition batsman.
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by shaktipada

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