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canny

can·ny

canny

 
 
pronunciation:
kae ni
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Word Combinations (adjective)
part of speech: adjective
inflections: cannier, canniest
definition: difficult to fool or take advantage of; shrewd; wary; clever.
A canny used-car customer can tell when he or she is truly getting a good deal.A detective needs a canny mind.
synonyms:
astute, cagey, chary, clever, knowing, sharp, shrewd
antonyms:
foolish, gullible, naive
similar words:
careful, cautious, discerning, judicious, keen, politic, prudent, smart, wary
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derivations: cannily (adv.), canniness (n.)