Pronunciation: (kun'ing), [key]
1. skill employed in a shrewd or sly manner, as in deceiving; craftiness; guile.
2. adeptness in performance; dexterity: The weaver's hand lost its cunning.
1. showing or made with ingenuity.
2. artfully subtle or shrewd; crafty; sly.
3. Informal.charmingly cute or appealing: a cunning little baby.
4. Archaic.skillful; expert.
Obs.ppr. of can 1.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.