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Used to describe someone's dishonest behavior, indicating disapproval. SlideHer sly tactics to avoid work were frowned upon.
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Discreet ActionPlay
Indicates someone is acting with secrecy to achieve an often sneaky goal. SlideHe passed the note with a sly wink.
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Implies that the person has an ulterior motive not immediately obvious. SlideThe salesman’s sly approach raised suspicions.