Found 4 items, similar to cunning.
English → Indonesian
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Indonesian → English
English → English
n 1: shrewdness in deception; “as cunning as a fox”
2: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
3: drafty artfulness (especially in deception)
adj 1: attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or
quaintness; “a cute kid with pigtails”
; “a cute little
; “cunning kittens”
; “a cunning baby”
2: marked by skill in deception; “cunning men often pass for
; “deep political machinations”
; “a foxy scheme”
slick evasive answer”
; “sly as a fox”
; “tricky Dik”
wily old attorney”
3: showing inventiveness and skill; “a clever gadget”
cunning maneuvers leading to his success”
; “an ingenious
solution to the problem”
English → English
(k[u^]n"n[i^]ng), a. [AS. cunnan to know, to
be able. See 1st Con
1. Knowing; skillful; dexterous. “A cunning workman.”
Ex. xxxviii. 23.
``Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white
Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on. --Shak.
Esau was a cunning hunter. --Gen xxv. 27.
2. Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity;
ingenious; curious; as, cunning work.
Over them Arachne high did lift
Her cunning web. --Spenser.
3. Crafty; sly; artful; designing; deceitful.
They are resolved to be cunning; let others run the
hazard of being sincere. --South.
4. Pretty or pleasing; as, a cunning little boy. [Colloq.
Usage: These epithets agree in expressing an aptitude for
attaining some end by peculiar and secret means.
Cunning is usually low; as, a cunning trick. Artful is
more ingenious and inventive; as, an artful device.
Sly implies a turn for what is double or concealed;
as, sly humor; a sly evasion. Crafty denotes a talent
for dexterously deceiving; as, a crafty manager. Wily
describes a talent for the use of stratagems; as, a
wily politician. “Acunning man often shows his
dexterity in simply concealing. An artful man goes
further, and exerts his ingenuity in misleading. A
crafty man mingles cunning with art, and so shapes his
actions as to lull suspicions. The young may be
cunning, but the experienced only can be crafty.
Slyness is a vulgar kind of cunning; the sly man goes
cautiously and silently to work. Wiliness is a species
of cunning or craft applicable only to cases of attack
, n. [AS. cunnung trial, or Icel. kunnandi
knowledge. See Cunning
1. Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity. [Archaic]
Let my right hand forget her cunning. --Ps. cxxxvii.
A carpenter's desert
Stands more in cunning than in power. --Chapman.
2. The faculty or act of using stratagem to accomplish a
purpose; fraudulent skill or dexterity; deceit; craft.
Discourage cunning in a child; cunning is the ape of
We take cunning for a sinister or crooked wisdom.