AskDefine | Define sleight

Dictionary Definition

sleight n : adroitness in using the hands [syn: dexterity, manual dexterity]

User Contributed Dictionary




  1. Cunning; craft; artful practice.
  2. An artful trick; sly artifice; a feat so dexterous that the manner of performance escapes observation.
  3. Dexterous practice; dexterity; skill.

Extensive Definition

Sleight is a surname, and may refer to:

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Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adroitness, art, artful dodge, artifice, bag of tricks, blind, bluff, bosey, catch, chicane, chicanery, chouse, collusion, connivance, connivery, conspiracy, contrivance, coup, covin, craft, curve, curve-ball, cute trick, deceit, deftness, design, device, dexterity, dexterousness, dirty deal, dirty trick, dodge, dodgery, expedient, fakement, fast deal, feint, fetch, ficelle, foul play, gambit, game, gimmick, googly, grift, hocus-pocus, intrigue, joker, juggle, jugglery, knavery, little game, machination, maneuver, move, pass, pettifoggery, pettifogging, play, plot, ploy, prowess, racket, readiness, red herring, ruse, scheme, scurvy trick, sharp practice, shift, skill, skulduggery, sleight of hand, sleight-of-hand trick, stratagem, strategy, subterfuge, supercherie, tactic, trick, trickery, underhand dealing, wile, wily device
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