Cun´ning   Pronunciation: kŭn´nĭng
a.1.Knowing; skillful; dexterous.
Esau was a cunning hunter.
- Gen xxv. 27.
2.Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious; curious; as, cunning work.
3.Crafty; sly; artful; designing; deceitful.
4.Pretty or pleasing; as, a cunning little boy.
n.1.Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity.
Let my right hand forget her cunning.
- Ps. cxxxvii. 5.
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 wisdom.
- Locke.
We take cunning for a sinister or crooked wisdom.
- Bacon.
Noun1.cunning - shrewdness in deception; "as cunning as a fox"
2.cunning - shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
3.cunning - drafty artfulness (especially in deception)
Adj.1.cunning - 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.cunning - 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"
3.cunning - showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"
Synonyms: ingenious, clever
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cuneate leaf
cuneiform bone
Cuniculus paca
-- Cunning --
cunonia family
Cuon alpinus
Cup and ball
Cup and can
cup and saucer
cup final
cup fungus
cup hook
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