Meaning of CUNNING in English


Function: noun


Synonyms: ART 1, adroitness, craft, dexterity, expertise, know-how, skill

Related Words: deftness, dexterousness; adeptness, expertness; cleverness, ingeniousness, ingenuity

2 skill in devising or using indirect or subtle methods FF1C; a woman able to maneuver people with great cunning FF1E;

Synonyms: art, artfulness, artifice, cageyness, canniness, craft, craftiness, foxiness, slyness, wiliness

Related Words: savvy, sharpness, shrewdness; cleverness, ingeniousness, ingenuity; agility, facility, finesse, slickness; subtlety; insidiousness, shiftiness, trickiness


Synonyms: DECEIT 1, dissemblance, dissimulation, duplicity, guile

Idioms: satanic cunning, the cunning of the serpent

Merriam Webster. Collegiate thesaurus English dictionary.      Английский энциклопедический толковый словарь тезауруса.