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1 Translation result for sly in Spanish

adjective

sly adjective

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astuto, taimado; soplado

Example sentences of
sly adjective

  • The movie pairs a sly, dissembling ex-con with an upstanding, straight-arrow cop.
  • Why, you sly fellow! I had no idea you were planning my birthday party.

Detailed synonyms for sly adjective

Sly, cunning, crafty, foxy, wily, slick, devious, sneaky significan que logra, o busca lograr, sus fines por medios arteros.
  • Sly indica sigilo, falta de franqueza y habilidad para esconder uno sus propósitos y métodos <her sly attempts to find out what he knew>.
  • Cunning connota el uso creativo de información, que a veces es limitada, para lograr un fin ambicioso o evasivo <a cunning and dangerous opponent>.
  • Crafty indica inteligencia y sutileza en el método <a crafty trial lawyer>.
  • Foxy indica una astucia inteligente y cautelosa que suele estar fundamentada en la experiencia en tratos mañosos <the president had outwitted his opponents with his foxy strategy>.
  • Wily es un término un poco gracioso que implica engaño y destreza <his wily attorney>
  • Slick recalca la zalamería y el engaño<a slick salesman>.
  • Devious connota el emplear métodos irregulares y usualmente deshonestos <his devious attempts to influence the manager>.
  • Sneaky, otro término un poco gracioso, significa ser sigiloso y generalmente poco limpio <a sneaky way to get to the front of the line>.

Reverse translation for sly

astuto  - astute, shrewd, sly, crafty, tricky 
taimado  - crafty, sly, sullen, sulky, devious 
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