Definitions for Cunningˈkʌn ɪŋ
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving; craftiness; guile.
adeptness in performance; dexterity:
The weaver's hand lost its cunning.
(adj.)showing or made with ingenuity.
artfully subtle or shrewd; crafty; sly.
charmingly cute or appealing:
a cunning little baby.
Archaic. skillful; expert.
Origin of cunning:
1275–1325; (n.) ME; OE cunnung=cunn(an) to know (see can1) +-ung -ing1; (adj.) ME, prp. of cunnan to know
craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness(noun)
shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
crafty artfulness (especially in deception)
attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness
"a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby"
crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily(adj)
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"
clever, cunning, ingenious(adj)
showing inventiveness and skill
"a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"
knowing; skillful; dexterous
wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious; curious; as, cunning work
crafty; sly; artful; designing; deceitful
pretty or pleasing; as, a cunning little boy
knowledge; art; skill; dexterity
the faculty or act of using stratagem to accomplish a purpose; fraudulent skill or dexterity; deceit; craft
Cunning was a Japanese comedy duo from Fukuoka Prefecture. Cunning consisted of the pudgy, short-tempered Takanori Takeyama, and the rail-thin Tadayuki Nakashima. Known for his bursts of extreme anger, though said to be much more sedated off-camera, Takeyama is the boke of the unit. The tsukkomi, Nakashima, fell ill with leukemia in 2005 and took indefinite leave from work until his death from pneumonia on December 20, 2006, aged 35. The name of the duo, cunning, while meaning "sly" or "clever" in English, refers to the act of cheating on a test in Japanese.
Translations for Cunning
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
sly; clever in a deceitful way
- slu, geslepe, listigAfrikaans
- مُحْتال، ماكِرArabic
- velhacoPortuguese (BR)
- mazaný, vychytralýCzech
- snedig; snu; udspekuleretDanish
- πονηρός, που μπορεί να εξαπατήσειGreek
- فریبکار؛ مکارFarsi
- 교활함, 간사함Korean
- gudrus, apsukrus, apgaulingasLithuanian
- slu, listigNorwegian
- فریبکار؛ مکارPersian
- فریبکار، مکار، چالاکPashto
- slug, listigSwedish
- hilekâr, kurnazTurkish
- 狡猾的Chinese (Trad.)
- хитрий; підступнийUkrainian
- فريبى، عيار، چالبازUrdu
- xảo quyệtVietnamese
- 狡猾的Chinese (Simp.)
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