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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

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

Cunning... is but the low mimic of wisdom.
Plato

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

Man's unhappiness, as I construe, comes of his greatness; it is because there is an Infinite in him, which with all his cunning he cannot quite bury under the Finite.
Thomas Carlyle

Nothing doth more hurt in a state than that cunning men pass for wise.
Francis Bacon
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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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