- cunning ► ADJECTIVE 1) skilled in achieving one's ends by deceit or evasion. 2) ingenious. 3) N. Amer. attractive; charming.► NOUN 1) craftiness. 2) ingenuity.DERIVATIVES cunningly adverb.ORIGIN originally in the sense «erudite or skilful»: perhaps from an Old Norse word meaning 'knowledge' , related to CAN(Cf. ↑canner).
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Cunningly — Cun ning*ly (k?n n?ng l?), adv. In a cunning manner; with cunning. [1913 Webster] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
cunningly — adverb 1. in an attractive manner how cunningly the olive green dress with its underskirt of rose brocade fitted her perfect figure • Syn: ↑cutely • Derived from adjective: ↑cute (for: ↑cutely), ↑cunning … Useful english dictionary
cunningly — adv. Cunningly is used with these verbs: ↑conceal, ↑disguise … Collocations dictionary
cunningly — adverb see cunning I … New Collegiate Dictionary
cunningly — See cunning. * * * … Universalium
cunningly — adverb With cunning, cleverly … Wiktionary
cunningly — adv. shrewdly, slyly; charmingly … English contemporary dictionary
cunningly — cun·ning·ly … English syllables
cunningly — See: cunning … English dictionary
cunning — cunningly, adv. cunningness, n. /kun ing/, n. 1. skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving; craftiness; guile. 2. adeptness in performance; dexterity: The weaver s hand lost its cunning. adj. 3. showing or made with ingenuity. 4.… … Universalium