|part of speech:
||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.
- astute, cagey, chary, clever, knowing, sharp, shrewd
- foolish, gullible, naive
- similar words:
- careful, cautious, discerning, judicious, keen, politic, prudent, smart, wary
||biting, clever, crafty, foxy
||cannily (adv.), canniness (n.)