- The skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful
- 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.
Etymology: As a noun from Old English cunnung, as an adjective from Middle English cunnand
- sly, Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.
- Cute, appealing. (Rarely used., mostly in New England, pronounced by dropping the g: "cunnin")
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