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synonyms for canny

  • adroit
  • astute
  • cagey
  • cautious
  • discreet
  • frugal
  • ingenious
  • intelligent
  • judicious
  • prudent
  • shrewd
  • skillful
  • sly
  • subtle
  • wise
  • able
  • acute
  • careful
  • circumspect
  • cunning
  • dexterous
  • foxy
  • having fancy footwork
  • hep
  • knowing
  • nimble-witted
  • perspicacious
  • quick
  • quick-witted
  • sagacious
  • slick
  • slippery
  • smart
  • smooth
  • street smart
  • streetwise
  • wary
  • watchful
  • with it
  • worldly-wise
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antonyms for canny

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  • awkward
  • careless
  • foolish
  • hasty
  • honest
  • idiotic
  • ignorant
  • imbecile
  • imprudent
  • incautious
  • inept
  • open
  • rash
  • reckless
  • stupid
  • thoughtless
  • uncareful
  • unintelligent
  • unskilled
  • unwise
  • silly
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How to use canny in a sentence

Schumer’s aw-shucks humblebrags conceal a canny, ambitious pol.
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It’s a canny parody of how Western media has focused on these concerns amid claims that K-pop stars are forbidden to date, have grueling training schedules, and face exacting pressure from their labels and rabid fans alike.
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Despite his lovey-dovey talk and reassurances about the bliss and safety that await her, Bilel is clearly a cunning viper engaged in his own dangerous fraud, thus further marking Profile as a canny, multifaceted snapshot of digital deception.
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Other portrayals of nature are rendered fantastic partly by the canny use of color.
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That’s what the canny retail investors spotted when they decided to target GameStop.
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Keen and canny, they drive a close bargain but, scrupulous and conscientious, fulfil it faithfully.
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He is a steady lad,’ your father said, ‘and a canny goer; and I doubt not he will come safe, and be well liked where he goes.
THE WORKS OF ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON - SWANSTON EDITION VOL. 10 (OF 25)ROBERT LOUIS STEVENSON
After three years, during which he served me very faithfully, I transferred him to a Frenchman, Mr. Canny by name.'
A FANTASY OF FAR JAPANBARON KENCHO SUYEMATSU
The august name of Wilkins's was in its essence so exclusive that vast numbers of fairly canny provincials had never heard of it.
THE REGENTE. ARNOLD BENNETT
It had been mischievously started by Muriel and smilingly declined by three canny freshmen.
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WORDS RELATED TO CANNY

  • avaricious
  • canny
  • chary
  • circumspect
  • close
  • closefisted
  • cost-effective
  • curmudgeonly
  • efficient
  • frugal
  • meager
  • mean
  • methodical
  • miserly
  • money-saving
  • niggardly
  • on the rims
  • parsimonious
  • penny-pinching
  • penny-wise
  • penurious
  • practical
  • provident
  • prudent
  • prudential
  • saving
  • spare
  • sparing
  • stingy
  • thrifty
  • tight
  • time-saving
  • unwasteful
  • watchful
  • work-saving
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