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noun as in art

noun as in calculation

noun as in craftiness

noun as in one-upmanship

noun as in slyness

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Example Sentences

He gave a remarkable proof of his canniness in the successful outcome of his bargaining with the trustees of the British Museum.

With a childish canniness he held the bottle so that she could see the skull and cross-bones and the word beneath.

Carson, with the canniness so characteristic of the American, was not to be so easily convinced.

As she doffed her warlike garments, her feminine canniness warned her that this was no time for explanations.

His keenness for the main chance, and his general canniness, all his subjects admired hugely.


On this page you'll find 349 synonyms, antonyms, and words related to canniness, such as: artfulness, artifice, astuteness, craftiness, deceit, and duplicity.

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