adjective, wil·i·er, wil·i·est.
SYNONYMS FOR wily
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OTHER WORDS FROM wilywil·i·ly, adverbwil·i·ness, nouno·ver·wil·y, adjectiveun·wil·y, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for wily
This virus is incredibly wily, it’s spreading out of control and front-line workers are exhausted.“We’ve Let the Worst Happen”: Reflecting on 400,000 Dead|by Logan Jaffe|January 23, 2021|ProPublica
With the new coronavirus, we’re in the early stages of the learning process, even though it often feels like we’ve been waiting forever to figure out this particularly wily foe.
I supply a line which, at any rate, rimes; went his wyle means 'turns aside his wiliness.'Chaucer's Works, Volume 1 (of 7) -- Romaunt of the Rose; Minor Poems|Geoffrey Chaucer
Must there not be experience on the part of dogs to contend successfully with such wiliness as this?Dog Breaking|William Nelson Hutchinson
Soon after his father's death, in spite of his wiliness, Vassily Ivanovitch was challenged by an injured husband.The Jew And Other Stories|Ivan Turgenev
For them Major Forsyth had the double advantage of a wiliness gained in the turmoil of the world and an upright character.The Hero|William Somerset Maugham
I will watch with the wiliness of a snake, that I may sting with its venom.Frankenstein|Mary W. Shelley