- full of, marked by, or proceeding from wiles; crafty; cunning.
Origin of wily
SynonymsSee more synonyms for wily on Thesaurus.com
artful, sly, designing, intriguing, tricky, foxy, deceitful, treacherous.
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Examples from the Web for wilier
As we laid her 'neath the wilier on the banks o' Turkey Run.Oklahoma and Other Poems
Freeman E. Miller
De Courcy failed, but the De Burghs were wilier and more successful.The Story Of Ireland
But he emerged a better and wilier bandit than before, to embark upon a career that made his former life seem tame.Americans All
I have seen women steeped in trickery; the wilier they were the more love surrounded them.Woman
- characterized by or proceeding from wiles; sly or crafty
Word Origin and History for wilier
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