Definitions
cunning Tweet Definition of cunning Like Definition of cunning on Facebook
noun 
  1. The skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful
  2. aptitude, Aptitude in performance; skill, proficiency.
    • 2005, w:Plato, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. w:Stephanus pagination, 236d.
    • : indeed at this very moment he's slipped away with the utmost into a form that's most perplexing to investigate.
adjective 
  1. sly, Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.
  2. Skillful.
  3. Cute, appealing. (Rarely used., mostly in New England, pronounced by dropping the g: "cunnin")
Etymology: As a noun from Old English cunnung, as an adjective from Middle English cunnand


Supplemental Details:Sponsor an extended definition for cunning for as little as $10 per month. Click here to contact us.

     Full Definition of cunning
  

 Find:
  Words Starting With:
  Words Ending With:
  Words Containing:
  Words That Match:

 
 Translate Into:
  
Dutch   French   German
  
Italian   Spanish
    Show results per page.

Browse the Dictionary
A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

   
Dictionary content provided from Wiktionary.org under the GNU Free Documentation License
Allwords Copyright 1998-2019 All rights reserved.