Word Netwily adj : marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dik"; "a wily old attorney" [syn: crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky] [also: wiliest, wilier]
Moby ThesaurusByzantine, Machiavellian, Machiavellic, acute, arch, artful, astute, cagey, calculating, canny, chiseling, clever, collusive, covinous, crafty, cunning, cute, deceitful, deep, deep-laid, designing, devious, diplomatic, false, falsehearted, feline, finagling, foxy, fraudulent, furtive, guileful, indirect, ingenious, insidious, inventive, knowing, pawky, politic, ready, resourceful, sagacious, scheming, serpentine, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, smooth, snaky, sneaky, sophistical, stealthy, strategic, subtile, subtle, supple, surreptitious, tactical, treacherous, trickish, tricksy, tricky, two-faced, underhand, underhanded, vulpine, wary
EtymologyFrom wile + -y
- Rhymes: -aɪli
- This article is about the computer program. For the video game character, see Doctor Wily. For the Pittsburgh radio station formerly known as WILY, see WWNL.
Wily is one of the few editors that supports mouse chording. Unlike Acme, it doesn't support mouse scrolls and its interface is black and white. Development and usage of Wily has been deprecated in favour of the port of Acme to Unix systems as part of Plan 9 from User Space.