slyness


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  • noun

Synonyms for slyness

Synonyms for slyness

shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

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The acts of simpletons that the hierarchy is putting up are just no match to the demonstrated slyness of this murder brigade.
I'll tell you frankly: my attitude toward this is philosophical, although I do understand all slyness of the phrase 'We didn't do anything that others didn't do," Lavrov said in commenting on remarks by US officials on the matter.
You can lose some things, but can never lose the slyness, the passion that you have had since you were a kid playing in the street," he said.
You can lose some things, but you can never lose the slyness, the passion that you have had since you were a kid playing in the street.
I could feel her watching me but never caught her eye and there was an open slyness about her - those shifty, sly glances of a silent movie.
We [the AK Party] have not won any election through slyness.
There's an endearing slyness about this that is soaked through with the artist's highly personal sensibility.
If I'm right, and Mr Hunt is indeed a sly boy, his slyness will be brutally exposed at the Leveson inquiry when he appears before it later this week.
In an article on Pride and Prejudice, Theresa Kenney argues that slyness, which "implies duplicity or astuteness at the service of an ulterior motive," is "a quality that the more admirable characters use most properly to articulate affection or love in a way that engages the intellect as well as the heart" (263, 267).
Thomas Edison was a brilliant man, and while controversy has been called for his inventive knowledge, his wit and slyness as a business man and thinker cannot be questioned.
The wasp's stinging and the fox's cunning in "Slow man", or, in "Elizabeth Costello", the circus seal's compliant going through with the show, the cat's slyness, the dying whale's resistance to hungry flecks of goldfish and even the imperialistic imagination's dismissive portrayals of the postcolonial writer as an aping Disneyian character (Daisy Duck or Mickey Mouse) are all attributes epitomized by the 'Costello woman', to use Paul's disparaging epithet.
Whether this information is a potential danger for Macedonia depends by the politicians' slyness," says Markovski.
The sub-articles No (a) says it in a legal slyness that the referendum vote shall only be about sustaining the system of government established by virtue of the CPA and the constitutional dictates, the consequence of which shall be unity of the Sudan.
The Infinities is a shortish book, but densely loaded with Nabokovian slyness, gorgeous imagery and disturbing insights into what it means to be mortal.
The film, based on a novel by Robert Harris, twists and turns with knowing slyness, unfolding at a pace that both entrances the viewer and allows the story to develop quite perfectly.