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ˈkæn ican·ny

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. cagey, cagy, canny, cleveradjective

    showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others

    "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

Wiktionary

  1. cannyadjective

    Careful, prudent, cautious.

    Etymology: Northern English dialect from can, from can, first and third person singular of cunnen, from cunnan. Compare canny, cann. More at can, cunning.

  2. cannyadjective

    Knowing, shrewd, astute.

    Etymology: Northern English dialect from can, from can, first and third person singular of cunnen, from cunnan. Compare canny, cann. More at can, cunning.

  3. cannyadjective

    Frugal, thrifty.

    Etymology: Northern English dialect from can, from can, first and third person singular of cunnen, from cunnan. Compare canny, cann. More at can, cunning.

  4. cannyadjective

    Pleasant, fair.

    She's a canny lass hor like!

    Etymology: Northern English dialect from can, from can, first and third person singular of cunnen, from cunnan. Compare canny, cann. More at can, cunning.

  5. cannyadjective

    Very or much.

    That's a canny big horse man!

    Etymology: Northern English dialect from can, from can, first and third person singular of cunnen, from cunnan. Compare canny, cann. More at can, cunning.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Cannyadjective

    alt. of Cannei

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Canny

    kan′i, adj. (Scot.) knowing: shrewd: having supernatural power (see Uncanny): comfortable: careful in money matters: gentle: sly or pawky.—adv. Cann′ily.—n. Cann′iness.—To ca' canny, to go or act cautiously. [From Can, to be able.]

Anagrams for canny »

  1. nancy, Nancy

  2. Nancy

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of canny in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of canny in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of canny in a Sentence

  1. Norman Vincent Peale:

    Never say anything to hurt anyone. Moreover . . . refrain from double talk, from shrewd and canny remarks that are designed to advance our interests at someone's disadvantage. We are to turn our back upon evil, and in every way possible, do good, help people and bring blessings into their lives.

  2. Julian Assange:

    Roger Stone is a rather canny spinmaster and we have not had any communications with Roger Stone whatsoever.

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