cunning

All Adjective Noun Verb
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  • She is also a prominent example of a Cunning woman in her country.
  • Were he but the cunningest man on earth, he would think himself the greatest. Cited from The Adventures of Hugh Trevor, by Thomas Holcroft
  • They are not particularly strong, and therefore tend to use cunning rather than force.
  • On several occasions, it was his cunning that led his team to victory.
  • He is very cunning and works extremely well with others to create powerful combination attacks.
  • I lie down for the whole video, which I thought was a very cunning plan.
  • Love the people and enliven the state, can you do so without cunning?
  • Through cunning, the prisoners take over the ship during the night.
  • Why, to fill him up with all the cunningest lies and get him to act on them. Cited from Mr. Standfast, by John Buchan
  • However in the following years use of cunning and irony became more prominent.
  • It is also often used when a player sets a cunning trap in a lost position.
  • They make no beautiful things, but rather design cunning devices made to hurt and destroy.
  • It is later learned that the Cunning Man was responsible for these actions.
  • Just the cunningest little bear any one ever saw. Cited from The Nursery, No. 103, July, 1875. Vol. XVIII., by Various
  • Now too weak to fight her directly he defeated her by cunning, shorting out her powers.
  • Through cunning and self-promotion rather than talent, he has risen to senior management.
  • Instead they must be fought off with the use of military force and human ingenuity and cunning.
  • One day he showed me a little chair which I declared was the cunningest thing I had ever seen. Cited from The Expedition of the Donner Party and its Tragic Fate, by Houghton
  • Meanwhile, the idea of the cunning folk began to appear in the literature of the period.
  • In these stories she escapes with no help from any male or older female figure, instead using her own cunning.
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Meaning of cunning

  • noun Crafty artfulness (especially in deception)