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Dictionary definition for: Cunning

1. (n) shrewdness in deception; "as cunning as a fox"

2. (s) attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; "a cute kid with pigtails" "a cute little apartment" "cunning kittens" "a cunning baby"

3. (n) shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception

4. (s) marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise" "deep political machinations" "a foxy scheme" "a slick evasive answer" "sly as a fox" "tricky Dik" "a wily old attorney"

5. (n) drafty artfulness (especially in deception)

6. (s) showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget" "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success" "an ingenious solution to the problem"

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