Part of speech: adjective

Crafty or shrewd; artful; guileful.

Part of speech: noun

A crafty disposition; craft; guile; artifice.

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Usage examples "cunning":

  1. Lord, what cunning dogs they are! - "The Complete Project Gutenberg Works of George Meredith", George Meredith.
  2. But Hans, who saw the great danger, called his cunning to his aid. - "Allan and the Holy Flower", H. Rider Haggard.
  3. Yes, and it is not you who are cunning and wise, but it is your son. - "The Blue Rose Fairy Book", Maurice Baring.