Definition of wiliness in US English:

wiliness

noun

  • See wily

    • ‘But one person's skulduggery is another's wiliness.’
    • ‘A fiend for organising mega cultural events in college, young Ismail's wiliness and wheedling skills come to the fore in organising mega cultural events in college.’
    • ‘It's cold, everybody's wearing cheap waterproofs or knackered jumpers, most people have an expression halfway between habitual wiliness and gutted defeat.’
    • ‘The success of this programme is largely due to the tremendous support of local employers who have welcomed trainees into their businesses with a wiliness that has truly worked.’
    • ‘And if you've played for several seasons, you'd know not to underestimate the wiliness of the old fogies.’

Pronunciation

wiliness

/ˈwaɪlinəs//ˈwīlēnəs/