Cunning synonyms

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Playfully mischievous:
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(Countable) A field or category of art, such as painting, sculpture, music, ballet, or literature.
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Smart, intelligent, or witty; mentally quick or sharp.
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(Archaic) Aware (of something)
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Of official or original documents
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Assuming a pose of naivete to make a point or for deception.
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Not clever.
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Skillful at deceiving others; characterized by craft; cunning; wily.
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Not at ease with other people; extremely self-conscious; bashful
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Skill in doing or making something, as in the arts; proficiency.
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​ Knowing, clever, mischievous.
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Eager to learn or know
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Lacking worldly experience, wisdom, or judgement; unsophisticated.
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(Obsolete) Having genius; brilliant.
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Quick and skillful in body or mind; deft.
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Having or showing skill in the use of the hands or body
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Easily cheated or tricked; credulous
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Full of wiles; crafty; sly
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The quality of being shrewd.
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The quality or condition of being subtle; esp., the ability or tendency to make fine distinctions
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The definition of an artifice is a skill or craft that is clever but often manipulative or tricky.
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(Countable) The result or product of being sly.
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An act or practice intended to deceive; a trick
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An intriguing; secret or underhanded plotting
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The use of clever but tricky talk or action to deceive, evade, etc., as in legal dealings
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The definition of finesse is skillful, artful or diplomatic handling of something that might be difficult for others.
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The use of deceit.
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Cunning; disposed to cunning indirectness of dealing; crafty; as, an artful boy. [The usual sense.]
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Of or relating to art or artists:
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Given to or marked by deliberate deceptiveness in behavior or speech.
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(Slang) Attractive, stylish, etc.; specif., sexually attractive
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The definition of imaginative is having or showing creativeness or resourcefulness.
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Characterized by treachery or slyness; crafty; wily
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The definition of keen is something sharp or intense.
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Suggestive of or characterized by expediency, deceit, and cunning.
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(Archaic) Dangerously clever; cunning, mischievous, shrewd, etc.
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Fine; good; nice
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(Obs.) Having a keen sense of smell
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(Informal) Shrewd or discerning
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Clever; shrewd
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Distinguished by frequent changes in direction:
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(Archaic) Scolding, satirical, sharp.
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Characterized by, exhibiting, or requiring skill:
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Sleek; glossy; smooth
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Energetic or quick in movement:
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Suave, polished, or ingratiating, esp. in a flattering, insincere way
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Operating in a hidden, usually injurious way; insidious:
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Characterized by caution
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(Obsolete) craftiness, cunning
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Skill and grace in physical movement, especially in the use of the hands; adroitness.
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Inventive skill or imagination; cleverness.
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The political doctrine of Machiavelli, which denies the relevance of morality in political affairs and holds that craft and deceit are justified in pursuing and maintaining political power.
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A wily quality or condition
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Full of guile; deceitfully or treacherously cunning.
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Given to forming schemes or plots; crafty, tricky, deceitful, etc.
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The quality of being artful or of acting in an artful manner.
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The characteristic or quality of being foxy
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The state or quality of being deceitful.
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The act or practice of doing the opposite of what one pretends to do; duplicity; deceit
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The quality or state of being twofold or double.
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(Uncountable) The property of being shifty.
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Deceitfully clever
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Sincere; frank:
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Deceitfully clever
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Having the characteristics of a knave; mischievous, roguish, waggish, rascally or impertinent
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Artfully decorated or done.
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The definition of cute is something that is little, or pretty and clever.
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Deceiving or intended to deceive
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Scheming; crafty; artful
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Governed by self-interest, often short-term self-interest.
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Not trustworthy; elusive or tricky:
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