Origin of cunning
Synonyms for cunning
Related Words for cunninglyably, handily, neatly, smoothly, nimbly, skillfully, deftly, expertly, ingeniously, adroitly, aptly, knowingly, slyly, smartly, carefully, deliberately, cleverly, intelligently, keenly, coolly
Examples from the Web for cunningly
Contemporary Examples of cunningly
Raptly, they drink in the cunningly arranged open floor plan.Beyond Stainless
October 19, 2012
Historical Examples of cunningly
But so cunningly contrived a mizmaze was never seen in the world, before nor since.Tanglewood Tales
I must tell you, to keep your writings concealed so cunningly.Clarissa, Volume 2 (of 9)
She was drawing at a table, cunningly placed at right angles to the window.
A dream of a dress that would be, with all the shades of Madame Abel cunningly blended.
So have we cunningly hid the tragedy of limitation and inner death we cannot avert.Essays, Second Series
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Word Origin for cunning
early 14c., "learned, skillful," present participle of cunnen "to know" (see can (v.1)). Sense of "skillfully deceitful" is probably late 14c. As a noun from c.1300. Related: Cunningly.