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Definition of Cunning

Cunning

  1. Knowing; skillful; dexterous.
  2. Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious; curious; as, cunning work.
  3. Crafty; sly; artful; designing; deceitful.
  4. Pretty or pleasing; as, a cunning little boy.
  5. Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity.
  6. The faculty or act of using stratagem to accomplish a purpose; fraudulent skill or dexterity; deceit; craft.

Cunning Quotations

People don't realize what a brilliant politician Lincoln was. Looking back, we want to ascribe a level of providence to his every decision but he was a cunning and calculating politician; from the cultivation of his image as a hayseed from Illinois, to his ability to keep this country together under dire circumstances.
Henry Louis Gates

Knowledge without justice ought to be called cunning rather than wisdom.
Plato

Cunning is the art of concealing our own defects, and discovering other people's weaknesses.
William Hazlitt

Bondage is the life of personality, and for bondage the personal self will fight with tireless resourcefulness and the most stubborn cunning.
Aldous Huxley

Every man of action has a strong dose of egoism, pride, hardness, and cunning. But all those things will be regarded as high qualities if he can make them the means to achieve great ends.
Giorgos Seferis
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Cunning Translations

cunning in Afrikaans is slim
cunning in Dutch is slim, doortrapt, gewiekst, listig
cunning in Finnish is viekas
cunning in German is schlau, listig
cunning in Latin is dolosus, astus
cunning in Norwegian is utspekulert
cunning in Swedish is underfundig, slug, illmarig, knepig, list, listig

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