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English definition of “cunning”

cunning

noun [U]     /ˈkʌn.ɪŋ/
the quality or skill of being clever at planning something so you get what you want , especially by tricking other people : We need to show some cunning if we want to trick the enemy .Sly and devious
(Definition of cunning noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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