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cunning

zelfstandig naamwoord

1 cunning

Shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception.

synoniemen: craft, craftiness, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness.

Roget 498: intelligence, capacity, comprehension, understanding; cuteness, sabe [U.S.], savvy [U.S.]; intellect etc. 450; nous [Fr.], parts, sagacity, mother wit, ... meer laten zien

Roget 702: cunning, craft; cunningness, craftiness etc. adj.; subtlety, artificiality; maneuvering etc. v.; temporization; circumvention.    chicane, ... meer laten zien

Nederlands: slinksheid



2 cunning

Crafty artfulness (especially in deception).

Pools: chytrość, cwaniactwo, cwaność, przebiegłość, spryt

bijvoeglijk naamwoord

1 cunning

Attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness:
— Cunning kittens.
— A cunning baby.

synoniem: cute.

Roget 611: prepense, premeditated etc. v., predesignated, predesigned; advised, studied, designed, calculated; aforethought; intended etc. 620; ... meer laten zien

2 cunning

Marked by skill in deception:
— Cunning men often pass for wise.

synoniemen: crafty, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily.

Roget 545: deceived etc. v.; deceiving &c.; cunning etc. 702; prestigious, prestigiatory; deceptive, deceptious; deceitful, ... meer laten zien

Roget 702: cunning, crafty, artful; skillful etc. 698; subtle, feline, vulpine; cunning as a fox, cunning as a serpent; deep, deep laid; profound; ... meer laten zien

Pools: podstępny

3 cunning

Showing inventiveness and skill:
— The cunning maneuvers leading to his success.

synoniemen: clever, ingenious.

Roget 698: skillful, dexterous, adroit, expert, apt, handy, quick, deft, ready, gain; slick, smart etc. (active) ... meer laten zien

Pools: praktyczny, sprytny


Moby betekeniswoordenboek: Byzantine, Daedalian, Machiavellian, Machiavellianism, Machiavellic, ability, acute, address, adept, adeptness, adroit, adroitness, agility, airmanship, ambidexterity, ambidextrous, animal cunning, apt, arch, art ... meer laten zien.

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