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Found 4 items, similar to cunning.
English → Indonesian (quick) Definition: cunning akal, cerdik, kecerdikan, kelicikan
Indonesian → English (quick) Definition: cun inch, kiss
English → English (WordNet) Definition: cunning cunning n 1: shrewdness in deception; “as cunning as a fox” 2: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception [syn: craft, craftiness, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness] 3: drafty artfulness (especially in deception) cunning adj 1: attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; “a cute kid with pigtails”; “a cute little apartment”; “cunning kittens”; “a cunning baby” [syn: cute] 2: marked by skill in deception; “cunning men often pass for wise”; “deep political machinations”; “a foxy scheme”; “a slick evasive answer”; “sly as a fox”; “tricky Dik”; “a wily old attorney” [syn: crafty, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily] 3: showing inventiveness and skill; “a clever gadget”; “the cunning maneuvers leading to his success”; “an ingenious solution to the problem” [syn: clever, ingenious]
English → English (gcide) Definition: Cunning Cunning \Cun"ning\ (k[u^]n"n[i^]ng), a. [AS. cunnan to know, to be able. See 1st Con, Can.] 1. Knowing; skillful; dexterous. “A cunning workman.” -- Ex. xxxviii. 23. [1913 Webster] ``Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white Nature's own sweet and cunning hand laid on. --Shak. [1913 Webster] Esau was a cunning hunter. --Gen xxv. 27. [1913 Webster] 2. Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious; curious; as, cunning work. [1913 Webster] Over them Arachne high did lift Her cunning web. --Spenser. [1913 Webster] 3. Crafty; sly; artful; designing; deceitful. [1913 Webster] They are resolved to be cunning; let others run the hazard of being sincere. --South. [1913 Webster] 4. Pretty or pleasing; as, a cunning little boy. [Colloq. U.S.] --Barlett. Syn: Cunning, Artful, Sly, Wily, Crafty. 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 and defense.” --Crabb. [1913 Webster] Cunning \Cun"ning\, n. [AS. cunnung trial, or Icel. kunnandi knowledge. See Cunning, a.] 1. Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Let my right hand forget her cunning. --Ps. cxxxvii. 5. [1913 Webster] A carpenter's desert Stands more in cunning than in power. --Chapman. [1913 Webster] 2. The faculty or act of using stratagem to accomplish a purpose; fraudulent skill or dexterity; deceit; craft. [1913 Webster] Discourage cunning in a child; cunning is the ape of wisdom. --Locke. [1913 Webster] We take cunning for a sinister or crooked wisdom. --Bacon. [1913 Webster]


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