Associations to the word «Sly»
SLY, adjective. Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.
SLY, adjective. Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; — in a good sense.
SLY, adjective. Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.
SLY, adjective. Light or delicate; slight; thin.
SLY, adverb. Slyly.
SLY AS A FOX, adjective. (simile) Very sly, very cunning.
SLY FOX, noun. A sly or crafty person.
SLY, adjective. Marked by skill in deception; "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".
Men govern nothing with more difficulty than their tongues, and can moderate their desires more than their words.