adjective, can·ni·er, can·ni·est.
- safe to deal with, invest in, or work at (usually used with a negative).
- gentle; careful; steady.
- snug; cozy; comfortable.
- pleasing; attractive.
- Archaic. having supernatural or occult powers.
adverb Also can·ni·ly.
Words nearby canny
OTHER WORDS FROM cannycan·ni·ness, nouno·ver·can·ny, adjective
Example sentences from the Web for cannier
Has there ever been a cannier promoter of his own work than Philip Roth, announcing his retirement?
Probably there was not, even in Thrums, a cannier man than Dunwoodie.The Little Minister|J. M. Barrie
But they'll find they'll have to seek out a cannier bit nor this.The Kangaroo Hunters|Anne Bowman
Their first impulse was to run back to camp and shout the good news; but the cannier second thought prevailed.Pirates' Hope|Francis Lynde