Cunning

(Roget's Thesaurus)
<- N
PARAG:Cunning->N
GRP: \\ N \\ 1
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ cunning
cunning
craft
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ cunningness
cunningness
craftiness
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ subtlety
subtlety
artificiality
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ maneuvering
maneuvering
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ temporization
temporization
Sgm: \\ N \\ 1 \\ circumvention
circumvention
GRP: \\ N \\ 2
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ chicane
chicane
chicanery
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ sharp practice
sharp practice
knavery
jugglery
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ concealment
concealment
&c. 528
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ guile
guile
doubling
duplicity
&c.(falsehood) 544
Sgm: \\ N \\ 2 \\ foul play
foul play
GRP: \\ N \\ 3
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ diplomacy
diplomacy
politics
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ Machiavelism
Machiavelism
Sgm: \\ N \\ 3 \\ jobbery
jobbery
backstairs influence
GRP: \\ N \\ 4
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ art
art
artifice
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ device
device
machination
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ plot
plot
&c.(plan) 626
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ maneuver
maneuver
stratagem
dodge
artful dodge
wile
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ trick
trick
trickery
&c.(deception) 545
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ ruse
ruse
ruse de guerre
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ finesse
finesse
side blow
thin end of the wedge
shift
go by
subterfuge
evasion
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ white lie
white lie
&c.(untruth) 546
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ juggle
juggle
tour de force
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ tricks of the trade
tricks of the trade
tricks upon travelers
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ espieglerie
espieglerie
Sgm: \\ N \\ 4 \\ net
net
trap
&c. 545
GRP: \\ N \\ 5
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ Ulysses
Ulysses
Machiavel
sly boots
fox
reynard
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ Scotchman
Scotchman
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ Jew
Jew
Yankee
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ intriguer
intriguer
intrigant
Sgm: \\ N \\ 5 \\ floater
floater
=>(U.S.)
Indian giver
=>(U.S.)
keener
=>(U.S.)
repeater
=>(U.S.politics)
PARAG:Cunning->V
GRP: \\ V \\ 1
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ be cunning
be cunning
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have cut one's eyeteeth
have cut one's eyeteeth
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ contrive
contrive
&c.(plan) 626
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ live by one's wits
live by one's wits
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ maneuver
maneuver
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ intrigue
intrigue
gerrymander
finesse
double
temporize
stoop to conquer
reculer pour mieux sauter
circumvent
steal a march upon
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ overreach
overreach
&c. 545
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ throw off one's guard
throw off one's guard
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ surprise
surprise
&c. 508
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ snatch a verdict
snatch a verdict
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ waylay
waylay
undermine
introduce the thin end of the wedge
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ play a deep game
play a deep game
play tricks with
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces
ambiguas in vulgum spargere voces
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ flatter
flatter
make things pleasant
Sgm: \\ V \\ 1 \\ have an ax to grind
have an ax to grind
PARAG:Cunning->Adj
GRP: \\ Adj \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ cunning
cunning
crafty
artful
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ skillful
skillful
&c. 698
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ subtle
subtle
feline
vulpine
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ cunning as a fox
cunning as a fox
cunning as a serpent
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ deep
deep
deep laid
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ profound
profound
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ designing
designing
contriving
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ intriguing
intriguing
&c.->V.
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ strategic
strategic
diplomatic
politic
Machiavelian
timeserving
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ artificial
artificial
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ tricky
tricky
tricksy
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ wily
wily
sly
slim
insidious
stealthy
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ underhand
underhand
&c.(hidden) 528
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ subdolous
subdolous
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ deceitful
deceitful
&c. 545
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ crooked
crooked
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ arch
arch
pawky
shrewd
acute
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ sharp
sharp
sharp as a needle|
=>!
Sgm: \\ Adj \\ 1 \\ canny
canny
astute
leery
knowing
up to snuff
too clever by half
not to be caught with chaff
PARAG:Cunning->Adv
GRP: \\ Adv \\ 1
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ cunningly
cunningly
&c.->Adj.
Sgm: \\ Adv \\ 1 \\ slily
slily
on the sly
by a side wind

English dictionary for students. 2013.

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  • Cunning — Cun ning (k[u^]n n[i^]ng), a. [AS. cunnan to know, to be able. See 1st {Con}, {Can}.] 1. Knowing; skillful; dexterous. A cunning workman. Ex. xxxviii. 23. [1913 Webster] Tis beauty truly blent, whose red and white Nature s own sweet and cunning… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cunning — Cun ning, n. [AS. cunnung trial, or Icel. kunnandi knowledge. See {Cunning}, a.] 1. Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity. [Archaic] [1913 Webster] Let my right hand forget her cunning. Ps. cxxxvii. 5. [1913 Webster] A carpenter s desert Stands more… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Cunning — can also mean slip past or sneaky. Cunning can refer to the following: A Japanese comedy group known as Cunning (owarai) The Cunning folk, a type of folk magic user This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the same title. If an …   Wikipedia

  • cunning — adj 1 ingenious, *clever, adroit Analogous words: skillful, skilled, adept, *proficient, expert, masterly 2 crafty, tricky, artful, *sly, foxy, insidious, wily, guileful Analogous words: devious, oblique, *crooked …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • cunning — [adj1] devious acute, artful, astute, cagey, canny, crafty, crazy like fox*, deep, fancy footwork*, foxy, guileful, insidious, keen, knowing, Machiavellian, sharp, shifty, shrewd, slick, slippery, sly, sly boots*, smart, smarts, smooth, street… …   New thesaurus

  • cunning — index artful, artifice, clandestine, collusive, color (deceptive appearance), deceit, deception, deceptive, deft …   Law dictionary

  • cunning — (adj.) early 14c., learned, skillful, prp. of cunnen to know (see CAN (Cf. can) (v.)). Sense of skillfully deceitful is probably late 14c. As a noun from c.1300. Related: Cunningly …   Etymology dictionary

  • 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 …   English terms dictionary

  • cunning — [kun′iŋ] adj. [ME, having skill, knowing < prp. of cunnen, to know: see CAN1] 1. Now Rare skillful or clever 2. skillful in deception; sly; crafty 3. made or done with skill or ingenuity ☆ 4. attractive or pretty in a delicate way; cute n …   English World dictionary

  • cunning — cun|ning1 [ˈkʌnıŋ] adj [Date: 1200 1300; Origin: Present participle of cun to know , an early form of can; CAN1] 1.) someone who is cunning is clever and good at deceiving people in order to get what they want = ↑crafty ▪ a cunning opponent 2.)… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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