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cunning

cunning - Dictionary definition and meaning for word cunning

Definition
(noun) shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
Definition
(noun) crafty artfulness (especially in deception)
Definition
(adj) attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
Synonyms : cute
Example Sentence
  • a cute kid with pigtails
  • a cute little apartment
  • cunning kittens
  • a cunning baby

Definition
(adj) marked by skill in deception
Synonyms : crafty , dodgy , foxy , guileful , knavish , slick , sly , tricksy , tricky , wily
Example Sentence
  • cunning men often pass for wise
  • deep political machinations
  • a foxy scheme
  • a slick evasive answer
  • sly as a fox
  • tricky Dick
  • a wily old attorney

Definition
(adj) showing inventiveness and skill
Synonyms : clever , ingenious
Example Sentence
  • a clever gadget
  • the cunning maneuvers leading to his success
  • an ingenious solution to the problem

Mnemonics (Memory Aids) for cunning

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by lush01

cunning = cu(copper) + n(and) + ni (nickel) + n(and) + gas has trickery property for building up several agents.
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by shaktipada

cunning = cu(copper) + n(and) + ni (nickel) + n(and) + gas has trickery property for building up several agents.
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cloven:-In cooker left(cl means cooker left) in oven the eggs are broken.
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