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can·ny

 (kăn′ē)
adj. can·ni·er, can·ni·est
1. Careful and shrewd, especially where one's own interests are concerned.
2. Cautious in spending money; frugal.
3. Scots
a. Steady, restrained, and gentle.
b. Snug and quiet.

[From can.]

can′ni·ly adv.
can′ni·ness n.

canny

(ˈkænɪ)
adj, -nier or -niest
1. shrewd, esp in business; astute or wary; knowing
2. dialect Scot and Northeast English good or nice: used as a general term of approval
3. Scot lucky or fortunate
adv
dialect Scot and Northeast English quite; rather: a canny long while.
[C16: from can1 (in the sense: to know how) + -y1]
ˈcannily adv
ˈcanniness n

can•ny

(ˈkæn i)

adj. -ni•er, -ni•est.
1. careful.
2. astute; shrewd.
3. skilled.
4. frugal.
5. Chiefly Scot.
a. steady.
b. snug; cozy.
[1630–40; can1 + -y1]
can′ni•ly, adv.
can′ni•ness, n.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.canny - showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"
smart - showing mental alertness and calculation and resourcefulness

canny

adjective shrewd, knowing, sharp, acute, careful, wise, clever, subtle, cautious, prudent, astute, on the ball (informal), artful, judicious, circumspect, perspicacious, sagacious, worldly-wise He was far too canny to risk giving himself away.
inept, unskilled, bumbling, obtuse, lumpen (informal)

canny

adjective
1. Having or showing a clever awareness and resourcefulness in practical matters:
Informal: savvy.
2. Careful in the use of material resources:
Translations

canny

[ˈkænɪ] ADJ (cannier (compar) (canniest (superl))) (esp Scot) → astuto

canny

[ˈkæni] adj
(= clever) → rusé(e)
(Northern English) (= nice) → sympa

canny

adj (+er) (= cautious)vorsichtig; (= shrewd also)schlau, clever; (= careful with money also)sparsam

canny

[ˈkænɪ] adj (-ier (comp) (-iest (superl))) → furbo/a
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