HyperDic: cunning

English > 5 senses of the word cunning:
NOUNcognitioncunning, craft, craftiness, foxiness, guile, slyness, wilinessshrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
attributecunningcrafty artfulness (especially in deception)
ADJECTIVEallcunning, cuteattractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
allcunning, crafty, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wilymarked by skill in deception
allcunning, clever, ingeniousshowing inventiveness and skill
cunning > pronunciation
Soundskah'nihng
Rhymesabducting ... zoning: 2044 rhymes with ihng...
English > cunning: 5 senses > adjective 1
Meaningattractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness.
Examples
  • "cunning kittens"
  • "a cunning baby"
Synonymcute
Broaderattractivepleasing to the eye / eye or mind especially through beauty or charm
Spanishlindo, mono, rico
Catalanbufó
Adverbscunninglyin an attractive manner
English > cunning: 5 senses > adjective 2
Meaningmarked by skill in deception.
Example"cunning men often pass for wise"
Synonymscrafty, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily
Broaderartfulmarked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft
Spanishartero, astuto, bellaco, ladino, pícaro, sagaz, socarrón, taimado
Catalanastut, bergant, murri, sagaç, sorneguer
Adverbscunninglyin an artful manner
English > cunning: 5 senses > adjective 3
Meaningshowing inventiveness and skill.
Example "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"
Synonymsclever, ingenious
BroaderadroitQuick or skillful or adept in action or thought
Spanishingenioso
Catalanenginyós
English > cunning: 5 senses > noun 1, cognition
Meaningshrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception.
Synonymscraft, craftiness, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness
Broadershrewdness, astuteness, perspicacity, perspicaciousnessintelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)
Spanishastucia, ingeniosidad, inventiva, malicia, maña, picardía, socarronería, taima, taimería, zorrería
Catalanastúcia, picardia, sagacitat
English > cunning: 5 senses > noun 2, attribute
Meaningcrafty artfulness (especially in deception).
BroaderartfulnessThe quality of being adroit in taking unfair advantage
Spanishastucia

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