Synonyms for cunning

Synonyms for (noun) cunning

Synonyms: cunning

Definition: crafty artfulness (especially in deception)

Similar words: artfulness

Definition: the quality of being adroit in taking unfair advantage

Synonyms: slyness, wiliness, guile, foxiness, craft, craftiness, cunning

Definition: shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

Similar words: perspicaciousness, perspicacity, shrewdness, astuteness

Definition: intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings)

Synonyms for (adj) cunning

Synonyms: cunning, clever, ingenious

Definition: showing inventiveness and skill

Usage: a clever gadget; the cunning maneuvers leading to his success; an ingenious solution to the problem

Similar words: adroit

Definition: quick or skillful or adept in action or thought

Usage: an exceptionally adroit pianist; an adroit technician; his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers; an adroit negotiator

Synonyms: tricksy, tricky, foxy, knavish, dodgy, crafty, cunning, wily, slick, sly, guileful

Definition: marked by skill in deception

Usage: 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

Similar words: artful

Definition: marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft

Usage: the artful dodger; an artful choice of metaphors

Synonyms: cunning, cute

Definition: attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness

Usage: a cute kid with pigtails; a cute little apartment; cunning kittens; a cunning baby

Similar words: attractive

Definition: pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm

Usage: a remarkably attractive young man; an attractive personality; attractive clothes; a book with attractive illustrations

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