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Adjective
Having or showing skill in achieving one's ends by deceit or evasion
“Observations suggest they try a cunning psychological ploy to prevent their partner fleeing the nest.”
Adjective
Skillful with the hands
“… only the most cunning cabinetmaker could have crafted such a beautifully proportioned chest of drawers.”
Noun
Skill in achieving one's ends by deceit
“There was no doubt that they would be able to intercept the fugitives, but it would take skill and cunning and not a little luck to close the jaws and trap the prey between them.”
Noun
Subtle or imaginative ability in inventing, devising, or executing something
“… the unmatched cunning of the scout who led them safely through the trackless wilderness.”
Noun
The inclination or practice of misleading others through lies or trickery
“… used cunning and subterfuge to lure unwitting victims into the fraudulent scheme.”
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