wiliness


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Synonyms for wiliness

Synonyms for wiliness

shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

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Yet had he done, we'd have probably lost the wiliness and the galloping around in support of ball-carriers that made Martyn so great.
Lawdar is still under siege and the military and its mercenaries couldn't do anything with all their warplanes, artillery, wiliness and money.
The workplace gender culture also influences dominant norms about what constitutes appropriate behaviour in the workplace, which in turn modifies the extent to which organisational sexual harassment policies are taken seriously (Charlesworth 2002; Wiliness 2007; McDonald & Dear 2008).
Donaghy kicked a speculative equaliser before McManamon's wiliness forced a free from a Barry John Keane foul in the scoring zone.
I had seen the wiliness of wolves, the vigilance and strength of caribou and the mismanaged execution of a chase.
The wiliness of that country's inhabitants has long been renowned - it's been said that a Hungarian is the only man who can follow you into a revolving door and come out ahead.
The Odyssey is all about the management of desire, and the famous wiliness of its hero is on full display in this episode.
But foreign wiliness cannot be ignored in all our conditions and can only achieve its ends through loopholes offset by the mistakes we make.
Additionally, the failure of a bureaucrat was often linked to the inability to show adequate political allegiance and there was considerable emphasis on the qualities of wiliness and duplicity that the bureaucrat needed to develop in order to continue to be effective in delivering development while appearing to support the political establishment.
Their wiliness never managed to let them entirely avoid scrapes with Ofcom, Britain's commercial communications regulator.
Indeed, given his second wife's peasant wiliness and good Ukrainian looks, one wonders how Klass could possibly have deluded himself for so long that he had married a Jew.
His hyperbole and hypocrisy during the account of the Gads Hill robbery were the perfect vehicle for Allam's skillful, protean performance--a master class in comic wiliness.
The bad news is that high buck counts are no guarantee of hunter success, given the unpredictable nature of weather and forest conditions, not to mention the wiliness of bucks that have already survived a hunting season or two.
At this particular moment of great danger, then, Nasrallah fell back on those aspects that had long been attractive to so many of his fellow citizens: his wiliness to compromise, including with bitter enemies, his openness to different viewpoints and his commitment to upholding the promises that he made, especially on core issues of justice.