Archly vs. Archy — What's the Difference?
Difference Between Archly and Archy
Their arch foe.
Resembling an arch; having arches; arched; arching
"She ... was arch enough to inform the queen whenever I committed any folly that she thought would be diverting to her majesty" (Jonathan Swift).
A political theory or practice that supports hierarchy and authority; the opposite of anarchy.
Teasing, ironic, or sardonic
"I know, Edy Boardman said none too amiably with an arch glance from her shortsighted eyes. I know who is Tommy's sweetheart" (James Joyce).
Arched; as, archy brows.
In an arch manner; slyly.
A suffix properly meaning a rule, ruling, as in monarchy, the rule of one only. Cf. -arch.
In an arch manner; with attractive slyness or roguishness; slyly; waggishly.
Archly the maiden smiled.
With playful slyness or roguishness