One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1‘he's been very cunning’
crafty, wily, artful, guileful, devious, sly, knowing, scheming, designing, tricky, slippery, slick, manipulative, Machiavellian, deceitful, deceptive, duplicitous, Janus-faced
shrewd, astute, clever, canny, sharp, sharp-witted, skilful, ingenious, resourceful, inventive, imaginative, deft, adroit, dexterous
informal foxy, savvy, fiendish, sneaky
British informal fly
Northern English Scottish informal pawky
South African informal slim
rare vulpine, carny
honest, guileless, naive
1‘you have to admire his political cunning’
guile, craftiness, wiliness, artfulness, deviousness, slyness, trickery, trickiness, duplicity, deceitfulness, deceit, chicanery
shrewdness, astuteness, cleverness, canniness, sharpness, ingenuity, resourcefulness, inventiveness, imagination, deftness, adroitness, dexterity, dexterousness
wiles, ploys, schemes, stratagems, tactics, manoeuvres, subterfuges, tricks, ruses
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