- Antonyms of WILY
aboveboard, forthright, frank, honest, open. aboveboard, artless, candid, childlike, direct, forthright, frank, guileless, honest, impressionable, ingenuous, innocent, natural, obvious, open, outspoken, patent, plain, plainspoken, public, real, simple, sincere, straightforward, trustful, trusting, unaffected, unconcealed, unforced, unpretentious, unsophisticated, unstudied, unvarnished, unworldly, Undesigning, unpretending, simpleminded.
- Examples of usage:
- But to this wily little Frenchman disguise was as often as not a common occurrence - "My Strangest Case" by 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" by Eleanor Gates
- The wily caballero humored her with the most delicate and affectionate attentions - "Maximina" by Armando Palacio ValdÃ©s