adjective, wil·i·er, wil·i·est.
Words nearby wily
SYNONYMS FOR wily
OTHER WORDS FROM wilywil·i·ly, adverbwil·i·ness, nouno·ver·wil·y, adjectiveun·wil·y, adjective
Examples from the Web for wily
As wily as his character when asked about it, Sheen proved himself to be a master of the media, feinting with a good sound bite.Michael Sheen’s Masterful Study of Sex and Insecurity|Caryn James|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rick Wilson, a top Florida GOP political consultant, describes Rivera as “a wily character ... [who has] run out of tricks.”
He was wily and stylish enough to walk around the field scoring off defenders young enough to be his children.
The distorted image of the wily Jesuit is unlikely to disappear.
They were wily, changing their car tags along the road and possibly tossing their cell phones.
They are great fighters, but are also wily, often averting danger by resorting to stratagem.The Sea-beach at Ebb-tide|Augusta Foote Arnold
In reply the wily Mexican attempted to convey an insinuation of bad faith on the part of the American government.The War With Mexico, Volume I (of 2)|Justin H. Smith
The wily minister, however, had many things to arrange before they set out; but of what nature he did not reveal to his master.Diary And Notes Of Horace Templeton, Esq.|Charles James Lever
How cutting was the anguish which the good man felt, when he perceived this turn in the wily Prince!The Castle of Otranto|Horace Walpole
It was just at this point that the wily farmer said to me, "Now I'm going to start placing the fifteen sheep."Amusements in Mathematics|Henry Ernest Dudeney