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English adjective: cunning

1. cunning attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness


SamplesA cute kid with pigtails.
A cute little apartment.
Cunning kittens.
A cunning baby.


Synonymscute


Similarattractive


Antonymsunattractive

2. cunning marked by skill in deception


SamplesCunning men often pass for wise.
Deep political machinations.
A foxy scheme.
A slick evasive answer.
Sly as a fox.
Tricky Dick.
A wily old attorney.


Synonymscrafty, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily


Similarartful


Antonymsartless

3. cunning showing inventiveness and skill


SamplesA clever gadget.
The cunning maneuvers leading to his success.
An ingenious solution to the problem.


Synonymsclever, ingenious


Similaradroit


Antonymsmaladroit


English noun: cunning

1. cunning (cognition) shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception


Synonymscraft, craftiness, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness


Broader (hypernym)astuteness, perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness

2. cunning (attribute) crafty artfulness (especially in deception)


Broader (hypernym)artfulness









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