- Antonyms of WILY:
- artless, obvious, open, patent, plain, public, unconcealed, aboveboard, candid, direct, forthright, frank, honest, natural, outspoken, plainspoken, real, simple, sincere, straightforward, unaffected, unpretending, unpretentious, unvarnished, childlike, impressionable, simpleminded, unsophisticated, unworldly, unforced, unstudied, trustful, trusting, guileless, ingenuous, innocent, undesigning.
- Examples of usage:
But to this wily little Frenchman disguise was, as often as not, a common occurrence.
"My Strangest Case",Guy Boothby.
Wily and uncertain of temper, nervous because of the lightning, the dun- colored cayuse would not let Matthews secure her.
"The Plow-Woman",Eleanor Gates.
The wily caballero humored her with the most delicate and affectionate attentions.
"Maximina",Armando Palacio ValdÃ©s.
- But to this wily little Frenchman disguise was, as often as not, a common occurrence.
- unattractive, artless, maladroit, artlessness, frankness.