in a deceitful manner; cunningly: They slyly plot to overthrow us.
in a roguish or mischievous way: Some were serious, while others slyly winked at the camera.

Nearby words

  1. slutty,
  2. sly,
  3. sly grog,
  4. sly-grog,
  5. slyboots,
  6. slyness,
  7. slype,
  8. slàinte mhath,
  9. sm,
  10. sm.

Origin of slyly

1350–1400 (def. 1); 1835–40 (def. 2); sly + -ly Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Word Origin and History for slyly



c.1200, from sly (adj.) + -ly (2).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper