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 ?
Hardly, however, had Zarathustra left the cave when the old magician got up, looked cunningly about him, and said: "He is gone!
The Cat cunningly resolved to destroy this chance-made colony.
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.
She has cunningly limited her own legacy, not only to what is fairly due her, but to what the late Mr.
Within the palace he heard some music, as of many instruments cunningly played, and the melodious warble of nightingales and other birds, and by this, and the appetising smell of many dainty dishes of which he presently became aware, he judged that feasting and merry making were going on.
But the gains of bargains, are of a more doubtful nature; when men shall wait upon others' necessity, broke by servants and instruments to draw them on, put off others cunningly, that would be better chapmen, and the like practices, which are crafty and naught.
Your story is true enough, but it is cunningly linked together.
Bourbon or rye, or cunningly aged blends, constituted the pre- midday drinking.
Mr Western grew every day fonder and fonder of Sophia, insomuch that his beloved dogs themselves almost gave place to her in his affections; but as he could not prevail on himself to abandon these, he contrived very cunningly to enjoy their company, together with that of his daughter, by insisting on her riding a hunting with him.
Spitz was the leader, likewise experienced, and while he could not always get at Buck, he growled sharp reproof now and again, or cunningly threw his weight in the traces to jerk Buck into the way he should go.
But later on, to fit what had occurred, the historians provided cunningly devised evidence of the foresight and genius the generals who, of all the blind tools of history were the most enslaved and involuntary.
Drawing a cunningly wrought key from his pocket-pouch, he removed the cover of the right-hand dial of the controlling destination compass.