Meaning of cunning

cun•ning

Pronunciation: (kun'ing), [key]
— 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.
  1. showing or made with ingenuity.
  2. artfully subtle or shrewd; crafty; sly.
  3. charmingly cute or appealing: a cunning little baby.
  4. skillful; expert.
—v.
  1. ppr. of.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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