Nouns (11)
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cunning
n. crafty artfulness (especially in deception)
ingeniousness, ingenuity, cunning
n. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
wiliness, slyness, guile, foxiness, cunning, craftiness, craft
n. shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception
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Adjectives (19)
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ingenious, cunning, clever
adj. showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"
tricksy, wily, tricky, sly, slick, knavish, guileful, foxy, dodgy, cunning, crafty
adj. marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
cute, cunning
adj. attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; "a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby"
unscrupulous, crafty, cunning
adj. without scruples or principles; "unscrupulous politicos who would be happy to sell...their country in order to gain power"
Fuzzynyms (111)
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artifice, ruse
n. a deceptive maneuver (especially to avoid capture)
artfulness
n. the quality of being adroit in taking unfair advantage
sagaciousness, discernment, judgement, judgment, sagacity
n. the mental ability to understand and discriminate between relations
attainment, acquisition, acquirement, accomplishment, skill
n. an ability that has been acquired by training
superior skill
n. more than ordinary ability
manual dexterity, sleight, dexterity
n. adroitness in using the hands
dextrous, dexterous, deft
adj. skillful in physical movements; especially of the hands; "a deft waiter"; "deft fingers massaged her face"; "dexterous of hand and inventive of mind"
tricksy, wily, tricky, sly, slick, knavish, guileful, foxy, dodgy, cunning, crafty
adj. marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
pretty
adj. pleasing by delicacy or grace; not imposing; "pretty girl"; "pretty song"; "pretty room"
dastard, dastardly
adj. despicably cowardly; "the unprovoked and dastardly attack by Japan on...December 7th"- F.D. Roosevelt
resourceful
adj. having inner resources; adroit or imaginative; "someone who is resourceful is capable of dealing with difficult situations"; "an able and resourceful politician"; "the most resourceful cook in town"
shrewd, sharp, astute
adj. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
shrewd, sharp, astute
adj. marked by practical hardheaded intelligence; "a smart businessman"; "an astute tenant always reads the small print in a lease"; "he was too shrewd to go along with them on a road that could lead only to their overthrow"
clever, canny, cagy, cagey
adj. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"
clever, canny, cagy, cagey
adj. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"
clever, canny, cagy, cagey
adj. showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"
inventive, imaginative
adj. (used of persons or artifacts) marked by independence and creativity in thought or action; "an imaginative use of material"; "the invention of the knitting frame by another ingenious English clergyman"- Lewis Mumford; "an ingenious device"; "had an inventive turn of mind"; "inventive ceramics"
mendacious
adj. given to lying; "a mendacious child"
calculating, scheming, devious
adj. used of persons; "the most calculating and selfish men in the community"
intelligent
adj. having the capacity for thought and reason especially to a high degree; "is there intelligent life in the universe?"; "an intelligent question"
perceptive, discerning, apprehensive
adj. quick to understand; "a kind and apprehensive friend"- Nathaniel Hawthorne
smart, bright
adj. characterized by quickness and ease in learning; "some children are brighter in one subject than another"; "smart children talk earlier than the average"
lovely, endearing, adorable
adj. lovable especially in a childlike or naive way
dear, darling, beloved
adj. dearly loved
wanted, treasured, precious, cherished
adj. characterized by feeling or showing fond affection for; "a cherished friend"; "children are precious"; "a treasured heirloom"; "so good to feel wanted"
fast, riotous, profligate, libertine, dissolute, dissipated, degraded, degenerate, debauched
adj. unrestrained by convention or morality; "Congreve draws a debauched aristocratic society"; "deplorably dissipated and degraded"; "riotous living"; "fast women"
covert
adj. secret or hidden; not openly practiced or engaged in or shown or avowed; "covert actions by the CIA"; "covert funding for the rebels"
unscrupulous, crafty, cunning
adj. without scruples or principles; "unscrupulous politicos who would be happy to sell...their country in order to gain power"
worldly-wise
adj. experienced in and wise to the ways of the world
gifted, talented
adj. endowed with talent or talents; "a gifted writer"
facile
adj. arrived at without due care or effort; lacking depth; "too facile a solution for so complex a problem"
sneak, surreptitious, stealthy, sneaky, furtive
adj. marked by quiet and caution and secrecy; taking pains to avoid being observed; "a furtive manner"; "a sneak attack"; "stealthy footsteps"; "a surreptitious glance at his watch"
hypocritical
adj. professing feelings or virtues one does not have; "hypocritical praise"
expert, technical
adj. of or relating to or requiring special knowledge to be understood; "technical terminology"; "a technical report"; "technical language"
underhanded, underhand, sneaky
adj. marked by deception; "achieved success in business only by underhand methods"
shifty, devious
adj. characterized by insincerity or deceit; evasive; "a devious character"; "shifty eyes"
villainous, nefarious
adj. extremely wicked; "nefarious schemes"; "a villainous plot"; "a villainous band of thieves"
sapient, sagacious, perspicacious
adj. acutely insightful and wise; "much too perspicacious to be taken in by such a spurious argument"; "observant and thoughtful, he was given to asking sagacious questions"; "a source of valuable insights and sapient advice to educators"
Machiavellian
adj. of or relating to Machiavelli or the principles of conduct he recommended; "Machiavellian thinking"
Synonyms (57)
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ingenious, cunning, clever
adj. showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem"
devious, byzantine
adj. characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue; devious; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "a fine hand for Byzantine deals and cozy arrangements"
devious, byzantine
adj. characterized by elaborate scheming and intrigue; devious; "Byzantine methods for holding on to his chairmanship"; "a fine hand for Byzantine deals and cozy arrangements"
tricksy, wily, tricky, sly, slick, knavish, guileful, foxy, dodgy, cunning, crafty
adj. marked by skill in deception; "cunning men often pass for wise"; "deep political machinations"; "a foxy scheme"; "a slick evasive answer"; "sly as a fox"; "tricky Dick"; "a wily old attorney"
precious, cute
adj. obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"
precious, cute
adj. obviously contrived to charm; "an insufferably precious performance"; "a child with intolerably cute mannerisms"
scheming, designing
adj. concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest; "a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill; "a scheming wife"; "a scheming gold digger"
scheming, designing
adj. concealing crafty designs for advancing your own interest; "a selfish and designing nation obsessed with the dark schemes of European intrigue"- W.Churchill; "a scheming wife"; "a scheming gold digger"
manipulative
adj. skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage; "the early manipulative techniques of a three-year-old child"
manipulative
adj. skillful in influencing or controlling others to your own advantage; "the early manipulative techniques of a three-year-old child"
winning, taking, fetching
adj. very attractive; capturing interest; "a fetching new hairstyle"; "something inexpressibly taking in his manner"; "a winning personality"
attention-getting, catchy
adj. likely to attract attention; "a catchy title for a movie"
fascinating, entrancing, enthralling, enchanting, captivating, bewitching
adj. capturing interest as if by a spell; "bewitching smile"; "Roosevelt was a captivating speaker"; "enchanting music"; "an enthralling book"; "antique papers of entrancing design"; "a fascinating woman"
magnetic, charismatic
adj. possessing an extraordinary ability to attract; "a charismatic leader"; "a magnetic personality"
piquant, engaging
adj. attracting or delighting; "an engaging frankness"; "a piquant face with large appealing eyes"
dinky
adj. (British informal) pretty and neat; "what a dinky little hat"
dishy
adj. (informal British) sexually attractive; "a dishy blonde"
spellbinding, mesmerizing, mesmeric, hypnotic
adj. attracting and holding interest as if by a spell; "read the bedtime story in a hypnotic voice"; "she had a warm mesmeric charm"; "the sheer force of his presence was mesmerizing"; "a spellbinding description of life in ancient Rome"
nice
adj. pleasant or pleasing or agreeable in nature or appearance; "what a nice fellow you are and we all thought you so nasty"- George Meredith; "nice manners"; "a nice dress"; "a nice face"; "a nice day"; "had a nice time at the party"; "the corn and tomatoes are nice today"
personable
adj. (of persons) pleasant in appearance and personality
photogenic
adj. looking attractive in photographs
prepossessing
adj. creating a favorable impression; "strong and vigorous and of prepossessing appearance"
winsome
adj. charming in a childlike or naive way
worldly-wise
adj. experienced in and wise to the ways of the world
judicious
adj. marked by the exercise of good judgment or common sense in practical matters; "judicious use of one's money"; "a wise decision"
sagacious
adj. skillful in statecraft or management; "an astute and sagacious statesman"
Antonyms (6)
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stupidity
n. a poor ability to understand or to profit from experience
obtuseness, dullness
n. the quality of being slow to understand
artless
adj. simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance"
square, straight
adj. characterized by honesty and fairness; "straight dealing"; "a square deal"
cunning
Parts Of Speech
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  • Verbs
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  • Adverbs
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  • Adjectives
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Relationships
  • Fuzzynyms
    111
  • Synonyms
    57
  • Antonyms
    6

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