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Adjective
Having or showing skill in achieving one's ends by deceit or evasion
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“Arthur and Dutch would devise a cunning ploy to rob the bank.”
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Deft, dexterous, or skillful, especially with one's hands
“Esau, the rugged outdoor type, occupied himself out in the fields and became a cunning hunter.”
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Behaving or prone to behave in an untrustworthy, deceitful, or insincere way
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Ambiguous in nature, typically as an avoidance tactic
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Pleasant and satisfactory
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Showing or suggesting that one has knowledge or awareness of something
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Attractively unusual or old-fashioned
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Having a tendency to steal
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Relating to the identification of long-term goals and the means of achieving them
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Excessively lengthy and complex
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The skill in, or practice of, achieving one's ends through underhanded means
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“The scoundrel would use cunning and guile to lure unwitting victims into his harebrained scheme.”
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The ability to execute one's skills in an artful or crafty manner
“We relied on the cunning of our guide to lead us safely out of the wilderness.”
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Ability to understand and reason
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The action of evading something
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The art or practice of successively outdoing a competitor
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The state of being arch
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The taking of opportunities as and when they arise, regardless of planning or principle
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