1. Knowledge; learning; special knowledge (sometimes implying occult or magical knowledge).
  2. Practical knowledge or experience; aptitude in performance; skill, proficiency; dexterity.
  3. Practical skill employed in a secret or crafty manner; craft; artifice; skillful deceit.
  4. The disposition to employ one's skill in an artful manner; craftiness; guile; artifice; skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful.
  5. The natural wit or instincts of an animal.
    the cunning of the fox or hare


  1. Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.
  2. Skillful, artful.
  3. Wrought with, or exibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious.
    cunning work
  4. Cute, appealing.
    a cunning little boy

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