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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


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adj. - Showing self-interest and shrewdness in dealing with others.

Usage examples (36)
  • Yet "ca'canny" is a disastrous thing to the British laborer.
  • She had stretched out a wilted hand, peering with an expression canny, severe, and resigned.
  • I don't think they're being "canny", just complacent.
  • On the contrary he was usually what the Scotch call a "canny" player. for more
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