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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.




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



3. cunning showing inventiveness and skill

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

Synonymsclever, ingenious



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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