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Definition of cunning noun from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

cunning

 noun
noun
NAmE//ˈkʌnɪŋ//
 
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the ability to achieve something by tricking or cheating other people in a skillful way It took energy and cunning just to survive. She used low cunning (= dishonest behavior) to get what she wanted.
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