slyly means with a hidden or sly intention. When she slyly looked away, she was trying to avoid his gaze.

  • He slyly took the candy from the bowl without anyone noticing.

  • The sly way she talked about her exboyfriend was making him angry.

Definition of slyly


in an artful manner


artfully, craftily, cunningly, foxily, knavishly, trickily

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Example Sentences for slyly

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    He planned the scheme slyly.

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    It is also not true that I slyly complained.

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    My impression was that the author slyly mocks Christianity.

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    I didn't slyly tell you are uninformed.

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    Brother Leon is the ingratiating and slyly venomous assistant headmaster.

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    Is Giano viciously attacking someone, or slyly teasing him

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    His face turns into that of a wolf and he grins slyly.

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    Do not try to slyly insinuate your brand of dogma.

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    Ed is not getting deeper into the mire as you slyly put it.

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    But, he manages to slyly let us know his opinion on the list.