Tesauro Inglês
(adjectivo) 
Definition
roguish
His lips were spread in a sly smile.
Sinônimos
roguish
She had a roguish grin.
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arch
a slightly amused, arch expression
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teasing
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naughty
You naughty boy, you gave me such a fright.
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mischievous
She rocks back and forth on her chair like a mischievous child.
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wicked
She has a delightfully wicked sense of humour.
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impish
He is known for his impish sense of humour.
(adjectivo) 
Definition
secretive and skilled at deception
He is devious, sly and manipulative.
Sinônimos
cunning
He's a cunning, devious, good-for-nothing so-and-so.
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scheming
a cold, scheming villain
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devious
She tracked down the other woman by devious means.
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secret
the secret man behind the masks
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subtle
He is a subtle character, you know.
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tricky
They could encounter some tricky political manoeuvring.
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astute
He made a series of astute business decisions.
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wily
He is an experienced and wily old statesman.
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insidious
They focus on overt racism rather than insidious aspects of racism.
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crafty
That crafty old devil had taken us all for a ride.
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artful
the smiles and artifices of someone subtly artful
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Machiavellian
the Machiavellian and devious way decisions were made
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shifty (informal)
He had a shifty face and previous convictions.
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foxy
He had wary, foxy eyes.
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underhand
The Prime Minister had been involved in underhand financial deals.
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Opostos
(adjectivo) 
Definition
(of a person's remarks or gestures) indicating that he or she knows something of which other people may be unaware
They were giving each other sly looks across the room.
Sinônimos
secret
I was heading on a secret mission that made my flesh crawl.
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furtive
a furtive glance over her shoulder
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surreptitious
They had several surreptitious conversations.
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stealthy
It was a stealthy sound made by someone anxious not to be heard.
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covert
They have been supplying covert military aid to the rebels.
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clandestine
They are said to have been holding clandestine meetings for years.

expressão idiomática

See on the sly

Sinônimos adicionais

in the sense of arch
Definition
coyly playful
a slightly amused, arch expression
Sinônimos
joking,
teasing,
sly,
tongue-in-cheek,
jesting,
in the sense of artful
Definition
cunning
the smiles and artifices of someone subtly artful
in the sense of astute
Definition
quick to notice or understand
He made a series of astute business decisions.

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