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Etymology

As a noun from Old English cunnung, as an adjective from Middle English cunnand

Adjective

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Positive
cunning

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  1. Sly; crafty; clever in surreptitious behaviour.
  2. Skillful, artful.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Cute, appealing.

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Noun

Singular
cunning

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  1. The skill of being cunning, sly, conniving, or deceitful
  2. Aptitude in performance; skill, proficiency.
    • 2005, Plato, Sophist. Translation by Lesley Brown. 236d.
      indeed at this very moment he's slipped away with the utmost cunning into a form that's most perplexing to investigate.

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