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Meaning of CANNY

Pronunciation:  'kanee

WordNet Dictionary
[adj]  showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others; "a cagey lawyer"; "too clever to be sound"

CANNY is a 5 letter word that starts with C.


 Synonyms: cagey, cagy, clever, smart



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Can"ny\, Cannei \Can"nei\, a. [Cf. Icel. kenn skilled,
learned, or E. canny. Cf. {Kenn}.] [North of Eng. & Scot.]
1. Artful; cunning; shrewd; wary.

2. Skillful; knowing; capable. --Sir W. Scott.

3. Cautious; prudent; safe.. --Ramsay.

4. Having pleasing or useful qualities; gentle. --Burns.

5. Reputed to have magical powers. --Sir W. Scott.

{No canny}, not safe, not fortunate; unpropitious. [Scot.]

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