Definitions for cunningness

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

cun•ningˈkʌn ɪŋ(n.)

  1. skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving; craftiness; guile.

  2. adeptness in performance; dexterity:

    The weaver's hand lost its cunning.

  3. (adj.)showing or made with ingenuity.

  4. artfully subtle or shrewd; crafty; sly.

  5. charmingly cute or appealing:

    a cunning little baby.

    Category: Informal

  6. 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



  1. cunningness(Noun)

    The state or quality of being cunning

  2. cunningness(Noun)

    A cunning act

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cunningness(noun)

    quality of being cunning; craft


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