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Cunning meaning

cunning - 9 dictionary results

  1. 1. 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"
  2. 2. Knowing; skillful; dexterous.
  3. 3. Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious; curious; as, cunning work.
  4. 4. Crafty; sly; artful; designing; deceitful.
  5. 5. Pretty or pleasing; as, a cunning little boy.
  6. 6. Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity.
  7. 7. The faculty or act of using stratagem to accomplish a purpose; fraudulent skill or dexterity; deceit; craft.
  8. 8. Art; skill; craft.
  9. 9. Skilful; artful; crafty.

cunning - examples of usage

  1. He had lost his cunning. - "The Shepherd of the North", Richard Aumerle Maher.
  2. How cunning and quick to learn wisdom! - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
  3. But they never forget their early training, and when wounded hide with a cunning that is remarkable. - "Ways of Wood Folk", William J. Long.
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