◄ Cunning ►

1. (a.) Knowing; skillful; dexterous.

2. (a.) Wrought with, or exhibiting, skill or ingenuity; ingenious; curious; as, cunning work.

3. (a.) Crafty; sly; artful; designing; deceitful.

4. (a.) Pretty or pleasing; as, a cunning little boy.

5. (a.) Knowledge; art; skill; dexterity.

6. (n.) The faculty or act of using stratagem to accomplish a purpose; fraudulent skill or dexterity; deceit; craft.

Byzantine Daedalian Machiavellian Machiavellianism Machiavellic ability acute address adept adeptness adroit adroitness agility airmanship ambidexterity ambidextrous animal cunning apt arch art artful artfulness artifice artisanship artistic artistry astute authoritative bad faith bravura brilliance brilliant cagey cageyness calculating canniness canny capability capacity chiseling clean clever cleverness collusive command competence control coordinated coordination covinous crack crackerjack craft craftiness craftsmanship crafty crooked cunning cunningness cute daedal dainty deceit deceitful deceitfulness deep deep-laid deft deftness delicate designing devious deviousness dexterity dexterous dexterousness dextrous dextrousness diplomacy diplomatic dishonest dishonesty dissemblance dissimulation double double-dealing double-faced double-minded double-tongued doublehearted doubleness doubleness of heart duplicitous duplicity efficiency excellent expert expertise expertness facility faithless faithlessness FALSE false-principled falsehearted falseheartedness falseness fancy feline finagling finesse foxiness foxy fraudulent furtive furtiveness good goodish grace graceful grip guile guileful guilefulness handiness handy horsemanship hypocrisy improbity indirect indirection ingenious ingeniousness ingenuity insidious insidiousness inventive keen know-how knowing low cunning magisterial marksmanship masterful masterly mastership mastery mignon neat no mean pawkiness pawky perfidious politic practical ability professional proficiency proficient prowess quick quickness quite some readiness ready resource resourceful resourcefulness satanic cunning savoir-faire savvy scheming seamanship serpentine sharp sharpness shiftiness shifty shrewd shrewdness skill skillful skillfulness slick slickness slim slippery sly slyness smart smooth snaky sneak attack sneakiness sneaky some sophistical statesmanlike stealthy strategic style stylish subtile subtility subtilty subtle subtlety supple surreptitious surreptitiousness tact tactful tactfulness tactical technical brilliance technical mastery technical skill technique the compleat the complete timing treacherous treacherousness treachery trickiness trickish tricksy tricky two-faced two-facedness underhand underhanded underhandedness virtuosity virtuoso vulpine wary well-considered well-contrived well-designed well-devised well-done well-invented well-laid well-planned well-reasoned well-thought-out well-weighed wile wiliness wily wit wizardry workmanlike workmanship


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