Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun cunning

2 senses of cunning

Sense 1
craft, craftiness, cunning, foxiness, guile, slyness, wiliness -- (shrewdness as demonstrated by being skilled in deception)
       => shrewdness, astuteness, perspicacity, perspicaciousness -- (intelligence manifested by being astute (as in business dealings))

Sense 2
cunning -- (crafty artfulness (especially in deception))
       => artfulness -- (the quality of being adroit in taking unfair advantage)

Antonyms of adj cunning

3 senses of cunning

Sense 1
cunning, cute -- (attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; "a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby")

INDIRECT (VIA attractive) -> unattractive -- (lacking beauty or charm; "as unattractive as most mining regions")

Sense 2
crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily -- (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")

INDIRECT (VIA artful) -> artless -- (simple and natural; without cunning or deceit; "an artless manner"; "artless elegance")

Sense 3
clever, cunning, ingenious -- (showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem")

INDIRECT (VIA adroit) -> maladroit -- (not adroit; "a maladroit movement of his hand caused the car to swerve"; "a maladroit translation"; "maladroit propaganda")

Similarity of adj cunning

3 senses of cunning

Sense 1
cunning, cute -- (attractive especially by means of smallness or prettiness or quaintness; "a cute kid with pigtails"; "a cute little apartment"; "cunning kittens"; "a cunning baby")
       => attractive (vs. unattractive) -- (pleasing to the eye or mind especially through beauty or charm; "a remarkably attractive young man"; "an attractive personality"; "attractive clothes"; "a book with attractive illustrations")

Sense 2
crafty, cunning, dodgy, foxy, guileful, knavish, slick, sly, tricksy, tricky, wily -- (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")
       => artful (vs. artless) -- (marked by skill in achieving a desired end especially with cunning or craft; "the artful dodger"; "an artful choice of metaphors")

Sense 3
clever, cunning, ingenious -- (showing inventiveness and skill; "a clever gadget"; "the cunning maneuvers leading to his success"; "an ingenious solution to the problem")
       => adroit (vs. maladroit) -- (quick or skillful or adept in action or thought; "an exceptionally adroit pianist"; "an adroit technician"; "his adroit replies to hecklers won him many followers"; "an adroit negotiator")

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