wily

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From Middle English wily, wiley, wyly, equivalent to wile +‎ -y.

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wily (comparative wilier or more wily, superlative wiliest or most wily)

  1. sly, cunning, full of tricks
    Horatio's new girlfriend is a wily coquette and poor Horatio is too smitten to see it.

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