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cunning meaning and definition

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Definition of cunning (noun)

  1. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
  2. crafty artfulness (especially in deception)

CUNNING adjective

Definition of cunning (adjective)

  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"
    • synonyms: cute
  2. marked by skill in deception
  3. showing inventiveness and skill
    • "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"
    • synonyms: clever, ingenious
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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