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Definition of sly:

  1. Artfully cunning; secretly mischievous; wily.
  2. Dexterous in performing an action, so as to escape notice; nimble; skillful; cautious; shrewd; knowing; - in a good sense.
  3. Done with, and marked by, artful and dexterous secrecy; subtle; as, a sly trick.
  4. Light or delicate; slight; thin.
  5. Slyly.


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