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Definition: sly, shifty, underhanded, insidious

Cet homme-là a l'air sournois - That guy looks shifty

Il n'hésite pas à utiliser des méthodes sournoises - He doesn't hesitate to use underhanded methods.

Related: sournoisement (adv) - slyly, stealthily; la sournoiserie (literary) - slyness, shiftiness, underhanded nature

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