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Synonyms for sly

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Synonyms for sly

marked by skill in deception

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ONLY ONE man could have thought up such an outlandish explanation; only one man could have put a positive spin on Evagorou's embarrassment and turned it into a success story a" our good friend and super-smart finance minister Charilaos Stavrakis, by far the government's ablest and slyest spin doctor, who makes us dizzy every time he makes a public statement.
In 1995, he was nominated for his slyest, most understated work yet, the town curmudgeon and deadbeat in Nobody's Fool.
Sportswriter John Chamberlain noted that "Rickey was one of the slyest men who ever lived, but in all fundamentals, a man of honor" (321).
It's the slyest courtier who poisons the emperor gradually; what could equally well be inferred from repeated doses and continuous infusions is a clever attempt to cover one's tracks.
He punctuates those comments with the slightest, if slyest, smile for the benefit of Koichi Iwakura, Mitsui Seiki's senior executive managing director, and Scott Walker, president of Mitsui Seiki USA.
Colin learned that "cunning is what counts in this life, and even that you've got to use in the slyest way you can.
As anyone will tell you who has covered a trial, sleep is the slyest and most persistent enemy, but when the Wizard of Oz was on, highlighting and scrolling without a single mistake, one inevitably perked up.
And he was as cunning as a whole convention of the slyest foxes, rubbing chewing-gum into his hands before games to improve stickability.
Jupiter countered that ploy by sending Mercury, the slyest of the gods, to lull Argus to sleep with music, so that Io might escape.
is one of America's slyest deceivers, a clever but supremely duplicitous frontman for a behind-the-scenes cabal whose operatives have been laboring for generations to steer America into their contrived "new world order.
Perhaps the slyest way to get around Microsoft's dominance of the PC desktop is to turn every cell phone into a portable computer and negate the need for a stationary desktop computer.
But there are limits on what even the slyest lawyers can do by way of rationalizing cases.
Perhaps one of the slyest commentaries on the state of the modern American male came a few years back in the film American Beauty, when Kevin Spacey decides to try getting in shape and has to ask the neighborhood gay guys for workout advice.