Associations to the word «Cunning»


CUNNING, adjective. Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.
CUNNING, adjective. (obsolete) Skillful, artful.
CUNNING, adjective. (obsolete) Wrought with, or exibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious.
CUNNING, adjective. (US) (colloquial) (rare) Cute, appealing.
CUNNING, noun. (obsolete) Knowledge; learning; special knowledge (sometimes implying occult or magical knowledge).
CUNNING, noun. Practical knowledge or experience; aptitude in performance; skill, proficiency; dexterity.
CUNNING, noun. Practical skill employed in a secret or crafty manner; craft; artifice; skillful deceit.
CUNNING, noun. The disposition to employ one's skill in an artful manner; craftiness; guile; artifice; skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful.
CUNNING, noun. The natural wit or instincts of an animal.
CUNNING FOLK, noun. A term referring to professional or semi-professional practitioners of magic (who were often charlatans) who were active from at least the fifteenth up until the early-twentieth century.
CUNNING MAN, noun. (now historical) A wise man or wizard; a magician.
CUNNING WOMAN, noun. (now historical) A witch or sorceress.
CUNNING WOMEN, noun. Plural of cunning woman

Dictionary definition

CUNNING, noun. Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception.
CUNNING, noun. Crafty artfulness (especially in deception).
CUNNING, adjective. Attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; "a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby".
CUNNING, adjective. 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 Dick"; "a wily old attorney".
CUNNING, adjective. Showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem".

Wise words

Actions speak louder than words.
Ancient Proverb