What is another word for slyly?

Pronunciation: [slˈa͡ɪli] (IPA)

Slyly refers to a way of doing something in a cunning or deceitful manner. Synonyms for slyly include sneakily, deviously, craftily, wily, slickly, cunningly, and shrewdly. If someone is acting slyly, they may be trying to manipulate or trick someone else without being noticed. It's important to recognize sly behavior in order to avoid falling victim to manipulative tactics. The use of these synonyms can help us better understand different aspects of sly behavior and make us better equipped to deal with it.

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What are the opposite words for slyly?

Slyly is an adverb that describes an action done in a cunning or deceitful manner. The antonyms for slyly are straightforwardly, honestly, candidly, openly, directly, and sincerely. These words describe an action done transparently with good intentions without any ulterior motives. When someone is straightforward, they speak or act with clarity and honesty, whereas when someone is slyly, they tend to hide the real objective behind their actions. Being sincere is a quality of genuinely expressing feelings, whereas being slyly is false in their approach. Therefore, using the antonyms of slyly can help communicate actions or thoughts with honesty and clarity.

Usage examples for Slyly

"Regardless of English," slyly supplemented her mother, as Marjorie danced out of the room to answer the postman's ring.
"Marjorie Dean High School Freshman"
Pauline Lester
"I think it's Miss Martin herself he'd like to see," said Crow, half slyly.
"The Martins Of Cro' Martin, Vol. II (of II)"
Charles James Lever
"Between you an' me, Kenneth," he added, looking at Kent slyly, "she ain't having none too easy a time.
"Lonesome Land"
B. M. Bower

Famous quotes with Slyly

  • Surely, Shakespeare is wicked and the map a bad example With ships and sun and love tempting them to steal — For lives that slyly turn in their cramped holes From fog to endless night? On their slag heap, these children Wear skins peeped through by bones and spectacles of steel With mended glass, like bottle bits on stones. All of their time and space are foggy slum. So blot their maps with slums as big as doom.
    Stephen Spender
  • Anyone wanting slyly to avoid suffering identifies with the entirety of the universe, judges each thing as if he were it. In the same way, he imagines, at bottom, that he will never die. We receive these hazy illusions like a narcotic necessary to bear life. But what happens to us when, disintoxicated, we learn what we are? Lost among babblers in a night in which we can only hate the appearance of light which comes from babbling. The self-acknowledged suffering of the disintoxicated is the subject of this book.
    Georges Bataille
  • Here and there, among a thousand other peddlers, are slyly hissing dealers who urge you to come along with them to allegedly "very beautiful" girls, and not only to girls. They keep at it, walk alongside, praising their wares until you answer roughly. They don't know that you have resolved to eat nothing but rice just to escape from sexuality!
    Thomas Mann

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