cunningly


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cun·ning

 (kŭn′ĭng)
adj.
1. Marked by or given to artful subtlety and deceptiveness.
2. Executed with or exhibiting ingenuity.
3. Delicately pleasing; pretty or cute: a cunning pet.
n.
1. Skill in deception; guile.
2. Skill or adeptness in execution or performance; dexterity.

[Middle English, present participle of connen, to know, from Old English cunnan; see gnō- in Indo-European roots.]

cun′ning·ly adv.
cun′ning·ness n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.cunningly - in an attractive manner; "how cunningly the olive-green dress with its underskirt of rose-brocade fitted her perfect figure"
2.cunningly - in an artful mannercunningly - in an artful manner; "he craftily arranged to be there when the decision was announced"; "had ever circumstances conspired so cunningly?"
Translations
بمَكْر،باحْتِيال، بِبَراعَه
mazaně
listigtudspekuleret
lymskulega
şeytanca

cunningly

[ˈkʌnɪŋlɪ] ADV
1. (= slyly) → astutamente
2. (= cleverly) [contrived, designed] → astutamente, sutilmente; [disguised] → astutamente

cunningly

[ˈkʌnɪŋli] adv [disguised, concealed] → astucieusement; [designed] → ingénieusement; [placed, arranged] → astucieusement

cunningly

advschlau; (with reference to people also) → gerissen; smile, lookverschmitzt, verschlagen (pej); (= ingeniously)geschickt; a cunningly designed little gadgetein geschickt or clever ausgedachtes Ding

cunningly

[ˈkʌnɪŋlɪ] adv (see adj) → ingegnosamente, astutamente

cunning

(ˈkaniŋ) adjective
1. sly; clever in a deceitful way. cunning tricks.
2. clever. a cunning device.
noun
slyness or deceitful cleverness. full of cunning.
ˈcunningly adverb
cunningly disguised.
References in classic literature ?
The question put by Le Renard had been calm, and with all the dignity of an Indian; but it was quite apparent, by the thoughtful expression of the listener's countenance, that the answer was most cunningly devised.
That afternoon Phoebe found a diminutive egg,--not in the regular nest, it was far too precious to be trusted there,--but cunningly hidden under the currant-bushes, on some dry stalks of last year's grass.
My conclusion was that he had no soul, no heart, no mind; nothing, as I have already said, but instincts; and yet, withal, so cunningly had the few materials of his character been put together that there was no painful perception of deficiency, but, on my part, an entire contentment with what I found in him.
Though I cannot tell why it was exactly that those stage managers, the Fates, put me down for this shabby part of a whaling voyage, when others were set down for magnificent parts in high tragedies, and short and easy parts in genteel comedies, and jolly parts in farces --though I cannot tell why this was exactly; yet, now that I recall all the circumstances, I think I can see a little into the springs and motives which being cunningly presented to me under various disguises, induced me to set about performing the part I did, besides cajoling me into the delusion that it was a choice resulting from my own unbiased freewill and discriminating judgment.
Spect they was," said the child, scanning Miss Ophelia cunningly.
How my fool of a soft-headed soft-hearted brother would rage if he knew how cunningly I have saved his pocket.
He cunningly conjectured they were staying away in order to avoid hearing his protracted blessing.
The "moral agriculturist" had failed to remove her personal distrust of him, cunningly as he had tried to plead against it by openly confessing the impostures that he had practiced on others.
It got into shadows on the road, and lay cunningly on its back to trip him up.
She had a wonderful way too, when listening to what was said to her, or when waiting for an answer to what she had said herself, of pausing with her head cunningly on one side, and one eye turned up like a magpie's.
And the aged woman watched me cunningly through her horny eyes.
Moreover, I had a secret conviction that the woman I was now in search of would prefer one who had had some experience at being a man, who would bring her not the green plums of his love, but the cunningly ripened nectarines, a man to whom love was something of an art as well as an inspiration.