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  2  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Wily  \Wil"y\,  a.  [Compar.  {Wilier};  superl.  {Wiliest}.]  [From 
  Full  of  wiles,  tricks,  or  stratagems;  using  craft  or 
  stratagem  to  accomplish  a  purpose;  mischievously  artful; 
  subtle.  ``Wily  and  wise.''  --Chaucer.  ``The  wily  snake.'' 
  This  false,  wily,  doubling  disposition  of  mind. 
  Syn:  Cunning;  artful;  sly;  crafty.  See  {Cunning}. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  :  marked  by  skill  in  deception;  "cunning  men  often  pass  for 
  wise";  "deep  political  machinations";  "a  foxy  scheme"; 
  "a  slick  evasive  answer";  "sly  as  a  fox";  "tricky 
  Dick";  "a  wily  old  attorney"  [syn:  {crafty},  {cunning}, 
  {dodgy},  {foxy},  {guileful},  {knavish},  {slick},  {sly}, 
  {tricksy},  {tricky}] 

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